Table 4

Countries positions on Articles 2.3 and 4.8 during the 6th Session of Intergovernmental Negotiating Body, February 2003

Opposed health over tradeHealth over tradeConsensus language/silence
Tobacco industry, Argentina, USA, and RussiaCountries: China, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Thailand, Groups: WHO African, Eastern Mediterranean and South East Asian Regions, Pacific Island States, English-speaking Caribbean countries Civil Society: Framework Convention AllianceCountries: Australia, Canada, European Commission, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey Organisations: The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative