Flavored Tobacco Bans Ignite Trade Issues

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 2:53 PM EST) -- Recent regulatory actions by the U.S. and Canada imposing sweeping restrictions on the manufacture and sale of flavored cigarettes have prompted the expected protests from the tobacco industry, but experts say the bans are also causing potentially damaging trade friction with producers in foreign markets.

The prohibitions have come as a one-two punch in recent months, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September banning cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors, and Canada implementing restrictions on the manufacture and sale of most flavored cigarettes...
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