Trade

July 7, 2020

Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ended a decade of litigation on 9 June when it dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco […]
June 16, 2020
Plain tobacco packages in Australia. Photography by Erin Johnson Room3.com.au

WTO Appellate Body rules in favour of Australia’s plain packaging laws

The last remaining challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws was dismissed on 9 June 2020. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) found that […]
February 27, 2019
Plain tobacco packages in Australia. Photography by Erin Johnson Room3.com.au

The WHO FCTC in the WTO Panel’s decision in Australia – Plain Packaging

This is a cross-post from the ILA Reporter, the blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association. The original post is available at http://ilareporter.org.au/2019/02/the-who-framework-convention-on-tobacco-control-in-the-wto-panels-decision-in-australia-plain-packaging-suzanne-zhou/  […]
November 29, 2018
Before and after plain packaging - cigarette packaging in Australia. Image courtesy of Quit Victoria, 2012

The WTO Panel Report in Australia – Plain Packaging: Findings and Implications

On 28 June 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel hearing the legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws issued a decision in […]