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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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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 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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Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic received technical and financial support from [BAT] and [PMI]. It was also reported that Ukraine filed the complaint against Australia at the request of the American Chamber of Commerce,
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 5, 2017 01:43
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[Australia] Tobacco Logo Ban Said to Get WTO Backing in Landmark Case

A WTO dispute-settlement panel backed Australia’s argument that the rules it set in 2011 don’t violate trade law because they qualify as a legitimate public health measure, the people said, asking not to be identified because the decision isn’t yet publi
Bloomberg News
added May 5, 2017 01:41
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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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[Australia] SOHLBERG: Plain Packaging and Warning Labels—While the WTO is Examining the Legality of Packaging and Labeling Requirements that Prohibit the Use of Lawfully Registered Trademarks on Tobacco Products, Researchers Promote Their Use on Soft Drinks and Alcoh

Honduras, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba allege that plain packaging is an unjustifiable encumbrance ...Given the drive by...health researchers of promoting tobacco-like regulation in the food and beverage sector, the industry will need to pay clo
JD Supra, LLC
added Feb 11, 2017 00:41
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[Australia] No Decision On WTO Plain Packaging Dispute Before May 2017 ($$)

The much-awaited decision of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on Australia’s law requiring that tobacco products be sold in plain packages, challenged by four countries, has been postponed and is now expected “not before May 2017.”
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:19
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[Australia] WTO Delays Ruling In High-Stakes Tobacco Packaging Battle ($$)

will not issue a ruling on whether Australia's "plain packaging" tobacco law usurps foreign companies' intellectual property rights until May, according to WTO documents circulated Tuesday, delaying a decision that was slated to arrive by the end of 2016.
Law360
added Dec 8, 2016 03:23
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