A FEDERAL appeals court in the United States has dismissed a case against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, brought by the Canadian government, which was seeking to recover tax revenues allegedly lost because of cigarette smuggling through a Native Indian reserve. "Today's decision is an important victory for international law....,the court affirmed that foreign governments cannot use our country's judicial system to enforce their revenue laws," claimed Daniel W. Donahue, vice president at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's US headquarters.

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