Swedish Match Ltd. v. The Ministry of Health and Care Services

Swedish Match Ltd. filed a petition to appeal the 2017 Oslo County Court decision upholding Norway's plain packaging laws, specifically challenging 'snus' (oral tobacco). The Oslo County Court had dismissed the application ruling that plain packaging is both suitable, appropriate and necessary and that it does not involve any arbitrary discrimination or hidden trade restriction. The Borgarting Court of Appeal upheld the Oslo Country Court's decision and dismissed the appeal on February 19, 2018.


Swedish Match Ltd. v. the Ministry of Health and Care Services, Case No.: 18-004746ASK-BORG/04, Borgarting Court of Appeal (2018).

  • Norway
  • Feb 15, 2018
  • Borgarting Court of Appeal


Plaintiff Swedish Match Ltd.

Defendant The Ministry of Health and Care Services

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