plain packaging

World Trade Organization Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Requirement

The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body has issued a ruling supporting Australia’s tobacco plain packaging requirements and dismissing claims made by the Dominican Republic and…

Turkey’s Plain Packaging Requirement Takes Effect

Just about a year ago, Turkey announced it would be joining the list of countries switching to plain packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products….

Singapore Plain Packaging Goes Into Effect July 2020

All tobacco products sold in Singapore will be required to be sold in plain packaging effective July 1, 2020. The country has set the deadline…

Canada’s Plain Packaging Going into Effect Nov. 8

In May 2018, the Canadian Parliament passed a sweeping package of anti-tobacco legislation known as S-5 that cleared the way for Health Canada, the government…

Cubacigar Benelux N.V. Sues Dutch Government Over Packaging Limitations

The Dutch distributor of Cuban cigars has sued its country’s government over an upcoming change in packaging restrictions. On July 1, cigar boxes in the…

Thailand Adopting Plain Packaging in 2019

By September, all tobacco products sold in Thailand will be sold in plain packaging. Thailand will be the first Asian country to adopt plain packaging….

Turkey Adopting Plain Packaging for Tobacco Next Year

Next year, Turkey will become the next country to outlaw tobacco packaging. The Turkish government has announced that beginning next year all tobacco products in…

Canadian Retailers Launch “The Better Cigar Plan” to Fight Plain Packaging Requirements

In response to the Canadian government’s passage of the anti-tobacco S-5 bill in May, the Premium Cigar Retailers of Canada has launched a new portal…

Honduras Appeals WTO’s Plain Packaging Ruling

This week, Honduras filed an appeal to the World Trade Organization’s panel report on the matter of Australia’s plain packaging requirement for tobacco products. Last…

World Trade Organization Upholds Australia’s Plain Packaging Requirement

In what figures to be a landmark decision in the matter of plain packaging for tobacco products, the World Trade Organization has upheld Australia’s decision…

Canadian Ministry of Health Opens Public Comment on Plain Packaging

Last month, the Canadian government approved sweeping changes to its laws on tobacco products and tobacco alternatives, part of which will be the implementation of…