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Big Tobacco Lost to Australia over Plain Packaging - but That Doesn't Mean Corporate Courts 'Work'


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Big Tobacco Lost to Australia over Plain Packaging - but That Doesn't Mean Corporate Courts 'Work'

Guy Taylor

Late last year tobacco company Philip Morris International’s (PMI) attempted to sue the Australian government for billions over the introduction of plain packing of cigarettes. This court case happened in a secretive court system, just like the one that they are trying to introduce in the EU-USA trade deal, TTIP. PMI failed in their attempt and the case report has just been published.


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"The Australian Government says it has spent Aus$50 million defending this case"

I think you will find that the Australian Government has never commented on the cost. The figure of $50m came from an unsubstantiated newspaper report.