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Philip Morris Ordered to Pay Australia’s Legal Costs After Failing to Challenge Plain Packaging Laws
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • July 25 2017

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has recently ordered tobacco company Philip Morris to pay the Australian Government’s costs, after Philip Morris


Judicial review of Commonwealth procurements - what will it mean for you?
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • June 2 2017

On 24 May 2017, the Government introduced the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Bill) into the Parliament. The Bill is intended to


A potential Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement: Excellent news for exporters, investors and service providers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • May 25 2017

It has recently been announced that negotiations on an Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) have been launched, with talks set to


Plain Packaging for Tobacco - WTO likely to uphold Australia’s Law
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, Global
  • May 10 2017

Australia was the world leader in making plain packaging compulsory for tobacco products about 5 years ago. Several tobacco producing countries


Cigarette packaging likely to remain plain
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • May 8 2017

It appears from leaked material that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) has dismissed a challenge initiated by Ukraine


Will a focus on ‘economic benefit’ in new government rules affect the WTO agreement on government procurement?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, Global
  • December 13 2016

The Australian Government has tabled the new Commonwealth Procurement Rules, which will take effect from 1 March 2017. The new Rules


December 2016 International Trade Compliance
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Australia, United Kingdom, OECD, Canada, European Union, Global
  • December 12 2016

On 29 November 2016, the WTO reported that most WTO members welcomed Ecuador’s efforts to lower its import surcharge rates and reduce the number of


International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party


AgriThinking: Brexit - Agricultural aftershocks or opportunity for Australia?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 5 2016

The proposed exit of the UK from the EU brings many associated uncertainties, especially in relation to the timing of the breakup, and the future


Protectionism on the rise as trade growth slows
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 11 2016

Fragmentation appears to be the order of the day. New ways of distributing goods and services thanks to the internet and the smart phone era have