The Central Administrative Court has ordered the Public Health Ministry to suspend the enforcement of a cigarette health warning enlargement regulation in a high-profile case filed by tobacco giant Philip Morris against the ministry.
The company yesterday hailed the court's decision, handed down on Friday.
Philip Morris lodged a complaint with the court on June 26, asking it to issue an injunction suspending the enforcement of a new regulation requiring tobacco warning labels to cover 85% of the total visible packaging surface, up from 55% at the moment. It also asked for the regulation, which was to take effect on Oct 2, to be scrapped.
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