Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited et al. v. Ministry of Public Health

Tobacco manufacturers brought case to stop the Minister of Public Health from implementing a rule that would expand the size of the combined picture and text health warnings from 55% to 85% of the front and back of cigarette packaging. The tobacco companies argued, among other things, that the Minister lacked the legal authority to make the rule, the rule infringed on their property rights, and that the rule did not meet necessity and proportionality standards under administrative law.  The court granted a temporary injunction, preventing implementation of the larger health warnings until the court issues a final decision on the merits of the case.  


Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited et al. v. Ministry of Public Health, Central Administrative Court, Black Case No. 1324/2556, Aug. 23, 2013.

  • Thailand
  • Aug 23, 2013
  • Central Administrative Court



  • JT International Company (Thailand), Ltd.
  • JT International, SA
  • Philip Morris (Thailand) Limited


  • Minister of Public Health
  • Ministry of Public Health

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