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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging


  • World
  • Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms.

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favour of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control.

   

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