The government of the Dominican Republic invited a small group of journalists to the country last week in an attempt to highlight what it feels are the as-yet ignored negative effects of plain packaging legislation. While officials expressed confidence that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will rule against Australia’s plain packaging regime, the government has clearly decided that public opinion matters as much as legal.

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RE: Dominican Republic goes on anti-plain packaging PR offensive; aims to tell

Perhaps the DR should consider promoting retaliatory action against whatever might be a popular export from Australia. Perhaps kangaroo meat should only be sold in "plain packaging" covered with gory pictures of kangaroo entrails and bloody pictures of various human body organs adversely affected by eating meat.

Michael J. McFadden

Author of "TobakkoNacht -- The Antismoking Endgame"

Philadelphia, USA

Michael McFadden, on 22 Mar 2016 @ 22:06

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