People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Daily Bulletins from the fifth Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on the Illict Trade in Tobacco, 29 March-4 April 2012
Inside: Counterfeiting: resisting the pressure to use a public health protocol to defend intellectual property rights (page 1); France : Députés lobbyistes de
l’industrie du tabac (2); A concurrent COP and MOP, imagined (3); Big Tobacco’s ‘get out of jail free’ card (4).
Inside this issue: Meeting of minds (page 1), Kenya reforms raise tobacco taxes 25 percent (2), Transparency obligations must apply to entire protocol (3), Why ‘legally binding and enforceable agreements’ should be deleted (4).
Inside this issue: Last chance (pg 1), Procurement for tracking and tracing systems (2), Britain’s shame in Panama (3), Counterfeiting also controversial with respect to medicines (4), Clear thinking about counterfeiting (5), Philippines seeks bids on tax stamp system (6)
In this issue: Parties’ Obligations Under Treaties Shouldn’t Be Set By Agreements with Private Actors (pg 1), The Tobacco Industry: Lies and Videotape (2), Accord Imperial Tobacco – Les Douanes Françaises : Un Partenariat et Une Communication à L’encontre des Obligations de la CCLAT (3), Research on Key Inputs, Duty-free Not to Be Available Until 2022 (4)
Inside: Congratulations! (Now you’ll have to work even harder) (page 1); In BAT ’s own words: contraband has declined (2); It seemed like a good idea when we signed… (2); Refuser l’assistance de l’Industrie du tabac dans la lutte contre le commerce illicite du tabac ! (3); Thank you CIPRET - Genève for supporting the Death Clock at the INBs (4)
In this issue: Need to start thinking about implementing what we are agreeing here (pg 1), The Codentify Agreement (2), El Mercado Pasivo Del Cigarrillo y el Argumento del “Incremento del Contrabando” (3), Japan Tobacco: Leopards don’t change their spots (4), Protocol would boost Brazil’s tentative steps towards cooperation to fight illicit trade (5) Maldives hikes tobacco import taxes by 200 Percent (6)