05/08/2013 10:29 am ET

Cuba Fights To Preserve Status As Premier Cigar Provider


Cuba is joining other nations in an effort to preserve their status as the world’s premier providers of fine cigars.

On Monday, the World Trade Organization announced Cuba had joined Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic in challenging Australia’s tobacco-labeling restrictions.

The argument by the cigar exporters is that Australia’s anti-smoking “Tobacco Plain Packaging Act” breaks trade laws set by the W.T.O.

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