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WTO Panel’s Support Of Plain Packaging For Tobacco Could Bolster Developing Countries’ Efforts On NCDs, Experts Say

Devex: What the WTO decision on plain packaging means for developing countries
“…Tasked with delivering findings on whether plain packaging impedes intellectual property rights or creates a technical barriers to trade, [a panel of World Trade Organization judges] delivered their ruling on June 28, saying that the health outcomes of the measure far outweighed any business impacts. The decision has major impacts for developing countries looking to battle the array of noncommunicable diseases associated with smoking…” (Cornish, 7/4).

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