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Trade Disputes Relating to Tobacco

Trade Disputes Relating to Tobacco (305)

This is mainly a compendium of numerous materials on trade disputes and litigations pertaining to tobacco, such as cases filed with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), World Trade Organization (WTO), and other fora. Trade-related arguments raised by the tobacco industry and other trade-related challenges/issues that give rise to disputes also comprise this section.

In view of the tobacco provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Decision of the Sixth Conference of the Parties of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control enjoining parties to explore possible legal options to minimize the risk of the tobacco industry making undue use of trade and investments rules to challenge tobacco control measures, this paper explores and analyzes the practice of safeguarding specific sectors in trade and investment negotiations. Safeguarding a sector, be it tobacco control or the environment, in a trade and investment agreement involves legalizing the integration of the sector in the trade treaty primarily…

Mary Assunta, 2016, Malay Mail Online

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