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WTO could rule on Australia anti-tobacco law this year

After facing off in Friday's closed-door meeting of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body, Australia and its adversaries—Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia and Ukraine—agreed to fold five separate challenges into a single c
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 28, 2014 19:09

Press release: The Dominican Republic successfully requests the establishment of a WTO panel to examine the WTO compatibility of Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws

This brings to five the total number of WTO complaints against Australia’s plain packaging measures, as WTO panels have already been established in the past for Ukraine, Honduras, and Indonesia.
Hugin (no)
added Apr 28, 2014 19:05

[Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic] Dispute Settlement Body, Summary of the meeting, 25 April 2014

The Dominican Republic requested for the second time the establishment of a panel to examine this dispute. The Dominican Republic was of the view that Australia’s plain packaging measures failed to have the desired health effects and were detrimental to
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Apr 28, 2014 14:20

[Australia, Indonesia] DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: DISPUTE DS467

Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Apr 28, 2014 14:17

Australia's plain package tobacco law finally to be tested at WTO

An Australian law forcing cigarette companies to sell their products in plain packets is about to be tested in court, diplomats at the World Trade Organization said on Friday, ending more than two years of procedural delay. Cuba, Ukraine, Indonesia, Hond
added Apr 28, 2014 14:14

[Australia] Aust anti-tobacco law WTO fight revs up

WTO members approved a broad probe on whether Canberra has broken the rules of global commerce. Australia could learn by the end of the year whether its rules, which are widely praised by anti-smoking campaigners, fall foul of international trademark law
ninemsn (au)
added Apr 27, 2014 12:36

Australia in a fog over ban on branded cigarettes

there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth emulating. Challenges to the stringent laws remain bogged down in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the tobacco lobby is taking control of a debate characterized by a paucity of
added Apr 4, 2014 11:21

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia] Indonesia won't defeat tobacco laws: Labor

DEPUTY Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says she is confident Indonesia will not defeat the party's signature plain tobacco packaging rules in a global trade dispute. Indonesia has taken Australia's plain packaging laws to the World Trade Organisation argui
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Mar 30, 2014 19:29

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Australia Accepts Indonesia WTO Dispute On Tobacco Packaging; Calls For Five Disputes To Be Joined

Australia yesterday took the unusual move of agreeing to the first request by Indonesia to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel against it. The ready acceptance of the panel request was an attempt by Australia to bring the some or all of th
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:04

Indonesia granted right to challenge Australia's plain-packaging laws

has granted Indonesia the right to challenge Australia’s plain packaging laws in front of a panel of trade and legal experts, trade sources say. Indonesia – and a number of other countries before it – are seeking to challenge the legislation which has re
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:43
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