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[Australia] Tobacco plain packaging—investor-state arbitration

On 1 December 2011, the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (the Act) received Royal Assent and became law in Australia. The Act forms part of a comprehensive range of tobacco control measures to reduce the rate of smoking in Australia and is an investment
Australia Attorney-General's Department (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:57
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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling over cigarette packaging

The WTO rejected claims brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba that the plain packaging measures introduced in 2011 to curb smoking on health grounds were inconsistent with its rules. The ruling, which was issued late on Thursday
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:47
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'Resounding victory': Australia wins tobacco plain packaging dispute

The WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuffing claims that alternative measures would be equally effective. It also rejected the argument that Australia had unjustifiably infringed tobacco tra
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:45
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WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets

Unless there is a successful appeal, the decision is expected to hasten similar regulations around the world. "Australia has achieved a resounding victory," its government said in a statement on Friday. Cuba, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Indonesia
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 13:32
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Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case - Bloomberg

A landmark Australian law on restrictive tobacco packaging has been upheld at the World Trade Organization after a five-year legal battle, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday, citing two people familiar with the situation. A photo illustration shows a sm
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2018 01:54
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[Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia] AUSTRALIA – CERTAIN MEASURES CONCERNING TRADEMARKS, GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND OTHER PLAIN PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND PACKAGING REPORTS OF THE PANELS (PDF)

World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:53
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[Australia] WTO Tobacco Ruling Opens Door to New Plain-Packaging Laws

Decision could lead other countries to adopt similar measures / Tobacco companies warn plain packs raise counterfeit risk
Bloomberg News
added Jun 29, 2018 01:46
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[Australia] COMPLAINT BY HONDURAS (DS435): CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS / COMPLAINT BY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / COMPLAINT BY CUBA / COMPLAINT BY INDONESIA (DS467): CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF)

the Panel concludes that: a. Honduras has not demonstrated that the TPP measures are inconsistent with Australia's obligations under Article 2.2 of the TBT Agreement; b. Honduras has not demonstrated that the TPP measures are inconsistent with Austral
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:44
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[Australia] DISPUTE SETTLEMENT WTO issues panel report on tobacco plain packaging requirements

On 28 June the WTO circulated the panel report in the cases brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia in “Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:32
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