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Ambassador: WTO Win For Australian Plain Packaging Could Lead to Alcohol Labeling

March 17, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Indonesia’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Iman Pambagyo last week signaled that a win for an Australian law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes as an anti-smoking measure could lead his country to introduce a similar measure for alcoholic beverages. If the Australian law survived Indonesia’s current challenge in the WTO, it would set a dangerous precedent for countries being able to implement measures that are more trade-restrictive than necessary to fulfill a legitimate policy objective without providing supporting scientific...

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