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Trade challenges at the World Trade Organization to national noncommunicable disease prevention policies: A thematic document analysis of trade and health policy space

Policy makers appear to face significant pressure to design food, beverage, and tobacco regulations that other countries will deem consistent with trade rules. Trade-related influence on public health policy is likely to be understated by analyses limite
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:00
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[Australia] Big tobacco companies lose the fight to roll back plain packaging for cigarettes despite no evidence to suggest to reduces sales

A complaint over Australia's plain-packaging cigarettes brought forward by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic has been rejected by the World Trade Organisation on Thursday. The WTO panel rejected the argument that Australia had infring
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:02
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Australia Spent $28M To Defend Philip Morris Case, Sen. Says ($$)

The Australian government incurred approximately $28.6 million in costs defending itself from an ultimately unsuccessful multibillion-dollar arbitration in which Philip Morris challenged the country's plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes, an Austral
Law360
added Jul 3, 2018 08:32
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[UK] Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws

Documents say the total figure is $38,984,942.97. That is the total legal amount invoiced to the Department of Health on behalf of the commonwealth by “external service providers”, related to the bilateral-investment treaty dispute between Australia and
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 16:34
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[Australia] Morning mail: 'Mammoth cost' of tobacco plain packaging fight

can finally be revealed, despite the government’s efforts to keep the cost secret. The commonwealth government spent nearly $40m defending its world-first plain packaging laws, according to freedom of information documents. Former senator Nick Xenophon an
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:54
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Australia Wins Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

This victory for Australia provides a tremendous boost to the growing global movement to require that cigarettes and other tobacco products be sold in plain packaging, without colorful logos and other branding that attract youth, mislead consumers and in
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:10
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[Australia] WTO Panel Puts Health Ahead of Tobacco Industry Profits, Says ASH

The WTO decision is not a surprise for the tobacco industry. Their litigation strategy is not focused on winning but on imposing economic penalties on countries that try to push the envelope on tobacco control, in the hopes that other governments will sh
PR Newswire
added Jun 29, 2018 19:41
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Australia wins landmark World Trade Organisation ruling on tobacco plain packaging laws

The win for Australia effectively gives a green light for other countries to roll out similar laws / Gillard government launched world first plain packaging laws in 2011 Honduras says it will appeal decision, claiming that there are errors in the ruling
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:06
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Summary of Australia's involvement in disputes currently before the World Trade Organization

​Australia as a defending party (respondent) Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging (DS434) and Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geograph
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:05
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[Australia] WTO Disputes – Tobacco Plain Packaging

Ukraine's request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 21 KB] Honduras' request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 19 KB] Dominican Republic's request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 21 KB] Cuba's request for consultations Indonesia's request for consultations
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:59
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