Yesterday, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization handed down its report in United States – Clove Cigarettes. The Appellate Body upheld the first instance finding that US restrictions on clove (but not menthol) cigarettes are discriminatory and, therefore, contrary to WTO law.
In the near future, the O’Neill Institute will distribute a briefing paper examining the implications of this decision for tobacco control and domestic regulatory autonomy. In the meantime, first impressions and other thoughts are on our new trade, investment and health blog.
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