Honduras Revives Australian Tobacco Packaging Law Dispute

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- The government of Honduras has renewed its fight against Australia’s rules imposing trademark restrictions and other plain packaging requirements on tobacco products and is poised to establish a World Trade Organization panel to hear its arguments, according to WTO documents circulated Friday.

Honduras will ask the WTO to establish a panel at the Sept. 25 meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body, according to an agenda of the meeting. Australia blocked the Honduran government’s initial panel request in November, but panels are automatically established on a country’s...
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