Plain packaging

July 3, 2018

An initial overview of the WTO panel decision in Australia – Plain Packaging

On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the panel report on the challenges to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. The panel found in […]
October 3, 2017

Australia’s plain packaging laws at the WTO: progress to date

This post summarises the developments in the Australia — Plain Packaging WTO cases up to 3 October 2017. The panel has since circulated its report – our […]
July 27, 2017
Cigarette packs in Australia before and after plain packaging. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria.

Philip Morris ordered to pay Australia for costs of defending tobacco plain packaging investment challenge

On 13 July 2017, the tribunal constituted to hear Philip Morris Asia Ltd’s (PMA) investment treaty challenge against Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws ordered PMA to […]
December 16, 2016
The Royal Courts of Justice, including the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Credit S. Jiong / Wikimedia Commons

Court of Appeal of England and Wales upholds UK plain packaging judgment

UPDATE: On 12 April 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom declined to hear an appeal from the Court of Appeal’s judgment. The Court of Appeal’s […]