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[Asia-pacific] Joint Statement by TPP Ministers

Ministers and negotiators leave Hawaii committed to build on the momentum of this meeting by staying in close contact as negotiators continue their intensive engagement to find common ground. Negotiators will also continue to work to formalize the achieve
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Aug 1, 2015 09:30
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations’ Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use

shameful that tobacco companies are hiding behind tobacco growers to disguise their own wrongful and abusive behavior....increasingly has filed – or threatened to file – these costly trade lawsuits ...behavior is a real and direct threat to public health
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:21
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[Moldova, Russia, Ukraine] Smuggled cigarettes from Belarus confiscated in Kovel

The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine confiscated 112,500 packs of smuggled cigarettes without excise stamps in the Volyn region.
Charter'97 Press Center (by)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:17
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[UK] Lucky escape for woman after house fire

The woman, who is in her 60s, had been smoking in bed and fell asleep which led to the cigarette catching fire to the bed. However, she woke up in time to escape the blaze
Salisbury Journal (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:47
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[Nebraska] Parks cleanup aims to decrease litter, tobacco use

The 2nd annual “Keep Grand Island Beautiful No Butts About It” project is headed by Tobacco Free Hall County and is cosponsored by Grand Island Area Clean Community System and Grand Island Parks and Recreation. Volunteers helping with the four-day proces
Grand Island (NE) Independent
added Jul 31, 2015 15:46
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[UK] Council to use ‘spy kids’ in undercover cigs bust

CHILDREN are to be used in undercover operations to snare Mid-Ulster shopkeepers illegally selling tobacco to underage youngsters. Newsagents and retailers caught selling to "spy children" could be reprimanded under the scheme designed to tackle teenage
Tyrone Courier (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Editorial: Hard facts of TPPA covered in political fog

Key says the pact is likely to allow "safeguards" to deal with, say, Big Tobacco bringing a suit against plain packaging of cigarettes. This too is a useless assurance until we see the fine print. It also ignores the wider point: Big Tobacco's suit again
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:44
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] McConnell warns Obama against tobacco carve-out in trade deal

McConnell said singling out the tobacco industry would set a dangerous precedent for future trade deals, in a letter to Obama’s top trade representative. The missive from McConnell suggests that congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Hill
added Jul 31, 2015 15:41
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Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.; Reopening of Comment Period

This document has a comment period that ends in 31 days (08/31/2015) ... FDA has received and accepted a number of amendments to Swedish Match North America Inc.'s 10 originally-filed MRTPAs and is making these amendments available for public comment. FD
Federal Register
added Jul 31, 2015 15:39
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