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Honduras takes on Australia over tobacco plain packaging

The WTO said on Friday that Honduras, one of four countries that say they oppose Australia's legislation on commercial grounds, had requested the formation of a dispute settlement panel to settle the issue. It is the second time that Honduras has made su
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:24
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[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines] Chinese cigarette smugglers keep Southeast Asia lit

China is the world’s biggest supplier of tobacco products and source of most contraband shipments that reach many of Southeast Asia's estimated 122 million smokers
Asia Times
added Aug 24, 2017 04:29
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[Georgia (Country)] MONTANARI/THOMPSON: Georgia Should Protect IP Rights Not Weaken Them with Plain Packaging

the measure doesn’t work and significantly weakens the backbone legal structure of modern economies: intellectual property rights, which are responsible for creating IP-intensive industries that employ millions, pay higher wages, and contribute significan
Forbes
added Jul 31, 2017 23:30
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BRINKLEY: What Doesn't Kill Philip Morris Seems To Make It Stronger

used an age-old corporate trick to try to eviscerate the FCTC: it said publicly that it supported it. That earned it a seat at the table... The mechanism that Philp Morris used to try to overturn the Australian and Uruguayan anti-smoking laws is called In
Forbes
added Jul 17, 2017 17:41
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[Thailand] Philippines complains again to WTO over Thai cigarette trade

The Philippines has made a new complaint to the World Trade Organization in a nine-year-old dispute over Thailand's treatment of cigarette imports, alleging Thailand was failing to comply with a 2011 judgment against it, the WTO said on Friday.
Reuters
added Jul 8, 2017 17:14
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[Australia] Smoke screen? The globalization of production, transnational lobbying and the international political economy of plain tobacco packaging

The political behaviour of the tobacco companies in this case is puzzling both in terms of scale, operating at multiple levels at the same time, and in terms of the countries mobilized in their defence. WTO litigation is typically the result of multinatio
Review of International Political Economy
added Jun 22, 2017 18:23
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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] 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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