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The Canberra Times: Australia challenges Ukraine on tobacco

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Sept. 3, 2012, 4:54 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by The Canberra Times

Cigarettes are shown stubbed out in Sydney's central business district on World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2010. Australia has taken a hard line with Ukraine in the first round of the European country's assault on Australia's plain cigarette packaging rules at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.
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Australia has taken a hard line with Ukraine in the first round of the European country's assault on Australia's plain cigarette packaging rules at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

On Saturday,Sept. 1, Ukraine asked the WTO set up a panel to hear a dispute on "measures concerning trademarks and other plain packaging requirements applicable to the tobacco products".

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Sept. 3, 2012, 5:20 p.m.    

in 2010 Viktor Yushchenko opposed raising tarrifs on tobacco oing so far to protect Tobacco Interest to en extent of vetoing legislation aimed at restricting Tobacco smuggling. The Tabbco companies help fund Yushchenko's fail bid for re-election.

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