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Philip Morris International Comments on Court of Justice of the European Union Judgment on the EU Tobacco Products Directive

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 04, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International (nyse/euronext paris:PM) today comments on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union following its legal review of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (“TPD”).

Marc Firestone, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Philip Morris International, said:

“Today’s judgment is specific to detailed aspects of EU law, and reflects the substantial deference that the Court of Justice often shows to the EU institutions when reviewing EU legislation.”

The Court’s opinion clarifies that the TPD does not necessarily preclude a Member State from adopting plain packaging, providing it can show that the measure respects private property, a competitive marketplace, and consumer access...


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