The WTO Appellate Body Outlaws Discrimination in U.S. Flavored Cigarette Ban
Article from: TDM 5 (2012), in Legal Issues in Tobacco Control
On April 24, 2012, the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body ("DSB") adopted the panel and Appellate Body reports in one of the most controversial health-related disputes ever to arise in that organization: US--Clove Cigarettes. The dispute has polarized health advocates and international trade law specialists alike. Discrimination is anathema to international trade law; can discrimination between types of cigarettes ever be justified on health grounds? The Clove Cigarettes case is of prime interest today, not only due to its implications regarding the relationship between ...