Reducing Tobacco Growing in Taiwan and Government Intervention: Challenges and Opportunities

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 207-247, March 2010

41 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2010

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Chang-fa Lo

National Taiwan University

Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan

Chuan-feng Wu

Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS)

Pei-Kan Yang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chien-huei Wu

Academia Sinica - Institute of European and American Studies

Chung Chi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Chi-wei Chan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Yun-ya Huang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tsung-ling Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Pei-ju Wang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shih-Yu Yang

Chihlee Institute of Technology

Eric Yi-hsin Yeh

Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University College of Law

Date Written: March, 26 2010

Abstract

Under the influences of globalization and trade liberalization, the consumption of tobacco products is increasing around the globe bringing with it consequences for public health as well as other social, economic, and environmental problems. The first international public health treaty under the WHO, the FCTC includes various tobacco control measures to reduce supply and demand. The search for economically-viable alternatives to tobacco growing, among other factors, has been critical to a successful supply reduction policy. We begin with an analysis of the unique historical background and legacy of Taiwan’s tobacco industry before providing an overview of the tobacco growing industry in Taiwan. We compare the domestic legal framework with that of the FCTC before finally discussing difficulties encountered during the history of policy enforcement as well as possible solutions in hope of contributing to the international study of alternative crops.

Keywords: F.C.T.C., monopoly, alternative crop, tobacco industry, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, tobacco grower

Suggested Citation

Lo, Chang-fa and Lin, Tsai-yu and Wu, Chuan-feng and Yang, Pei-Kan and Wu, Chien-huei and chi, chung and Chan, Chi-wei and Huang, Yun-ya and Lee, Tsung-ling and Wang, Pei-ju and Yang, Shih-Yu and Yeh, Eric Yi-hsin, Reducing Tobacco Growing in Taiwan and Government Intervention: Challenges and Opportunities (March, 26 2010). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 207-247, March 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578845 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1578845

Chang-fa Lo (Contact Author)

National Taiwan University ( email )

1 Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road
Taipei 106, 106
Taiwan

Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan ( email )

Taiwan

Chuan-feng Wu

Academia Sinica - Institutum Iurisprudentiae (IIAS) ( email )

128 Academia Sinica Rd., Sec. 2
Nankang
Taipei City, 11529
Taiwan

Pei-Kan Yang

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Chien-huei Wu

Academia Sinica - Institute of European and American Studies ( email )

Nankang
Taipei, 11529
Taiwan

Chung Chi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Chi-wei Chan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Yun-ya Huang

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Tsung-ling Lee

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Pei-ju Wang

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Shih-Yu Yang

Chihlee Institute of Technology ( email )

Taipei, 200
Taiwan

Eric Yi-hsin Yeh

Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University College of Law ( email )

No.1, Sec.4, Roosevelt Road
Taipei, 10617, 10617
Taiwan

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