Ch10briefs - ThailandRestrictions on Importation of...

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Thailand—Restrictions on Importation of Cigarettes Facts: Thailand passed the Tobacco Act of 1966 which prohibited the import of cigarettes that were not granted a license from the Director General of the Excise Department. Licenses were only granted to one company, allowing them to have a monopoly. US requested that the law be reviewed because it violated the GATT since it was more restrictive than necessary to preserve human health. Issue: Was Thailand's law in violation of GATT Article XI? Analysis: Panel found that countries may impose laws, regulations and requirements affecting the internal sale, offering for sale, purchase, or use of imported products provided that they do not thereby accord treatment to imported products less favorable than that accorded to "like" products of national origin. Decision: The law was in violation of GATT Article XI and XX. European Communities—Measures Affecting Asbestos and Asbestos Containing Products Facts: Prior to 1997, Canada was exporting up to 40,000 tons of asbestos to France each year. Citing the health risk, France imposed a virtual ban on its manufacture, import, sale, and
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course BLS 464 taught by Professor Humbauch during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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