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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco-state politicians urged to focus on potential impact of TPP trade agreement

In a recent podcast, Benson discusses the industry's history of using international trade agreements and corporate responsibility campaigns to subvert anti-tobacco health initiatives and continue marketing tobacco in developing countries where demand is
added Nov 5, 2015 17:37

[Asia-pacific] Kentucky - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Tobacco Japan and Vietnam will eliminate tariffs on tobacco and tobacco products.
Foreign Agricultural Service / USDA
added Nov 5, 2015 17:32

[Asia-pacific] CHAPTER 29 Exceptions

to give each Party the right to decide that its tobacco control measures for manufactured tobacco products cannot be challenged by private investors under [ISDS]...does not apply to tobacco leaf; under TPP, U.S. tobacco farmers will have enhanced opportun
added Nov 5, 2015 16:56

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mliswa’s Saltlakes, Bak lock horns over tobacco

The High Court has begun hearing the case in which a company owned by Mr Temba Mliswa--Saltlakes Holdings--is being sued for $94 272 by Bak Storage (Pvt) Ltd over unpaid storage fees for bales of tobacco that were stored at the company’s warehouse
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 3, 2015 17:11

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] TPP May Not Pass Due to Anti-Free Trade Provisions That Lack GOP Support

In addition to these senators, 17 members of the House Committee on Agriculture sent a letter to Ambassador Froman echoing these concerns. While citing opposition to the tobacco carve-out, members also wrote about market access to rice and dairy products
Washington Free Beacon
added Nov 3, 2015 16:17

[Asia-pacific] POLITICO Morning Agriculture: TOBACCO GROWERS FUME OVER TPP

While many farmers are sympathetic to the tobacco growers' concerns, the Obama administration has made a calculated risk that it can still win the support of pork, poultry, beef, soybeans and grains producers who could see big export gains under the agre
added Nov 3, 2015 16:13

[Asia, India] Rules, rain and fake cigarettes hit tobacco growers

Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are distressed because of falling product prices. Illegal cigarettes, excessive regulation and poor monsoon were hurting them, said the farmers. Though the government had intervened and started purchasing
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 27, 2015 20:03

Allegations and accusations abound in race for Kentucky agriculture commissioner

Spann responded by saying that her father has never been sued by farmers, an apparent reference to Quarles' father, Roger Quarles, being sued as a board member of the Burley Tobacco Cooperative. Ryan Quarles said the lawsuit was directed at the board re
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Oct 26, 2015 18:37

[Central America] 22nd Century’s Receives USDA Phytosanitary Certificate to Export Proprietary Tobacco Seeds

is exporting multiple varieties of its proprietary tobacco seeds to Central America for testing and possible expanded agricultural production. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a phytosanitary certificate to 22nd Century to facilit
Business Wire
added Oct 23, 2015 08:02

[Asia-pacific] TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP Benefits to U.S. Agriculture (PDF)

In 2014, the United States exported $378 million of tobacco1 to the TPP region and $1.5 billion to the world. By eliminating tariffs on all tobacco in TPP export markets, TPP will enhance U.S. tobacco farmers’ ability to compete fairly in TPP export ma
Foreign Agricultural Service / USDA
added Oct 20, 2015 09:58
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