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[Dominican Republic, Honduras] Australia's plain pack laws tested at critical WTO hearing

Tobacco-producing nations are making their last ditch attempts to prove that Australian plain packaging laws infringe World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements at a final hearing in front of the WTO dispute settlement panel. Starting today, and set to ru
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 29, 2015 07:38
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UAE may ease the ban on sale of e-cigarettes

The document that was sent to the WTO and a copy of which is with Khaleej Times states that the objective of the regulation is to protect human health by ensuring that quality products are available in the market. Currently, the sale of e-cigarettes is
Kahlee Times (ae)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:30
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[Australia, Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging—investor-state arbitration

The arbitration is being conducted under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules 2010. The tribunal hearing the case is composed of three arbitrators. Australia appointed Professor Don McRae of the University
Australia Attorney-General's Department (au)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:55
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills ...is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:59
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[Ukraine] LETTER from Health Groups to Members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (PDF)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce harms all American businesses when it fails to recognize the uniqueness of tobacco products that cause death and disease when used as intended and the difference between the harmful behavior of the tobacco industry and America
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2015 16:42
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MORRIS: Trade and Sovereignty

Bill Clinton issued an executive order forbidding the US government to advocate on tobacco's behalf. But by that time we had given birth to a new planetary organization, the WTO and new trade rules that for the first time allowed corporations to sue coun
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 24, 2015 11:23
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[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Arbitration Foretaste of TPP: Philip Morris Asia vs. Australia; Who pays for medical costs?

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body has established dispute settlement panels at the requests of Ukraine (on 28 September 2012), Honduras (on 25 September 2013), Indonesia (on 26 March 2014), Dominican Republic (on 25 April 2014) and Cuba (on 25 April 2014)
Mining Awareness Plus (blog)
added Jun 15, 2015 17:12
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[Switzerland] Australia stands up for plain packaging cigarettes

A trade panel in Geneva will today hear the final arguments over the legality of Australia’s world-leading plain packaging laws... The panel has heard arguments all week, including those of the Australian government, which is running a defence so sensiti
The Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2015 12:51
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Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia’s Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs

Ukraine has delivered a clear message that the new government is making public health a priority over the interests of the big tobacco companies. Ukraine has set an example that should be followed quickly by the other countries that have challenged Austra
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:06
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[Switzerland] UPDATE 1-Ukraine drops WTO action against Australian tobacco-packaging laws

Ukraine asked the panel to suspend the proceedings on May 28 and said it will try to find a mutually agreed solution with Australia..Health campaigners were perplexed by Ukraine's WTO suit because it is also a party to the U.N.'s Framework Convention...B
Reuters
added Jun 3, 2015 20:32
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