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[Australia] Top WTO judge says trade dispute system is clogged up

is clogged up with big and complex cases, and the congestion is unlikely to clear soon...The largest WTO cases include... a four-country attempt to stop Australia's stringent anti-tobacco laws.
Reuters
added Jun 9, 2017 17:19
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[Australia] MILLIKEN: Tobacco takes a soft-power hit

For many countries, “WTO agreements are the only potential legal issue regarding plain packaging.” Regardless of legal outcomes, Australia’s influence has already spread. “Australia’s Nicola Roxon was genuinely impressive in how she pressed forward, des
Inside Story (Institute for Social Research (H53) / Swinburne University of Technology) (au)
added May 16, 2017 15:00
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[Australia] WTO rolls big tobacco

While it is easy to appreciate the health agenda behind the decision, its implications for intellectual property law are more complex...“This is a very tricky situation because it’s a collision between health objectives and IP laws,” Mr Williams said. “
Lawyers Weekly
added May 8, 2017 20:46
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[Australia] Plain packaging architect 'thrilled' as WTO upholds tobacco laws

Nicola Roxon, the woman credited with spearheading an unprecedented win over 'big tobacco', has hailed a World Trade Organization decision on Australia's plain packaging laws a victory for public health policy.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 9, 2017 21:51
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[Australia, UK] Tobacco company flags appeal over plain packaging

British American Tobacco has suggested an appeal is likely amid reports that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has upheld landmark Australian laws on cigarette plain packaging. A leaked draft of the WTO ruling found that packaging constituted a legitimat
BBC Online
added May 9, 2017 14:31
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Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products: WTO Dispute Settlement Body Allegedly Backs Australia

Requests in the past couple of years by several WTO members to discuss plain packaging in the Council for the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights were not allowed on the grounds that it was the subject of an ongoing WTO
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 5, 2017 18:08
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Tobacco industry suffers defeat as WTO upholds Australia's plain packaging laws

“As there is a high likelihood of an appeal by some or all of the parties, it’s important to note that this panel report is not the final word on whether plain packaging is consistent with international law,” she said.
The Guardian (uk)
added May 5, 2017 12:49
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Australia wins WTO tobacco packaging case

The news is a blow to the tobacco industry as a WTO ruling was widely anticipated to give a green light for other countries to roll out similar laws. It could have wider implications for alcohol and junk food packaging. The rules, introduced in 2010, go
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added May 5, 2017 01:38
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CHAPMAN: World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up

Restrictions and regulations on tobacco packaging need to be seen against this background and against the exceptionally deadly and addictive status of tobacco – a product which sees two in three of its long-term users die prematurely. In this, tobacco i
The Conversation (au)
added May 5, 2017 18:18
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Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case - Bloomberg

A spokeswoman for British American Tobacco declined to comment on the ruling until it was publicly released, but suggested the complainants would keep fighting. "As there is a high likelihood of an appeal by some or all of the parties, it's important to
Reuters
added May 5, 2017 12:37
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