Australia: WTO rules in favour of Australia's plain packaging laws for cigarettes

Author: BBC News, Published on: 3 July 2018

"WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets", 29 June 2018

Australia made it mandatory in 2011 for cigarettes to be sold in drab-looking packets that carry health warnings.

Seven years on, the WTO has rejected complaints from four nations that the laws violate international trade.

Unless there is a successful appeal, the decision is expected to hasten similar regulations around the world...

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