Cuba files a legal challenge with the WTO over tobacco packaging laws passed last year in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Cuba files a legal challenge with the WTO over tobacco packaging laws passed last year in Australia. The nation's first foray into WTO litigation follows similar actions by Ukraine, Honduras and Dominican Republic over the restrictive marketing polices set by Australia for the tobacco industry. Legal squabbling in the WTO can last for years, which could help sellers such as Imperial Tobacco (ITYBY.PK), British American Tobacco (BTI), Reynolds American (RAI), Lorillard (LO), Altria (MO), and Philip Morris (PM) from seeing the plain-packaging laws hop around the globe.