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[Asia-pacific] Reichert Says About 15 Republicans Will Oppose TPP Over Tobacco ($$)

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), the chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, warned Thursday (Dec. 3) that securing congressional passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be more difficult than the winning approval of the fa
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Dec 4, 2015 14:14
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] CASALE: Another Huge Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Problem Arises

Phillip Morris is suing Australia for their plain packaging laws for “loss profits.” They can do so under the Australia and Hong Kong’s trade treaty. ISDS is absolutely horrible and gives multinationals way too much power and the ability to sue any gover
Economy in Crisis
added Sep 4, 2015 23:48
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco skirmish over TPP proposal finds powerful Senate support - Scotland blocks GE crop growth. So what?

Tobacco companies in the U.S. are flexing some muscle over a potential proposal in the evolving Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that would block them from challenging anti-smoking laws in member countries. And they’ve found some powerful allies, reports Pr
Politico
added Aug 11, 2015 18:09
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] TPPA’s Effect On Public Health: Tobacco and Alcohol

Other policies...banning the use of terms like ‘mild’, ‘smooth’, ‘fine'; controlling the use of flavours...factories, distibution chains and intellectual property rights would be ‘protected investments’ who could also sue; advertisers, duty free stores, r
It's Our Future (nz)
added Jul 26, 2015 06:29
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco substitutes to be banned

Alternative tobacco products, including those not available here, will be banned in Singapore from mid-December. In addition, similar but not commonly used tobacco products that are already on sale here will be banned from August next year. This means
AsiaOne (sg)
added Jun 24, 2015 10:39
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] 4.7m smokers in Malaysia, reveals deputy DG of health

The number of smokers among Malaysian men population has shot up to 38% while that of female 1.4% and this trend is becoming a worrying concern. The figures were revealed at the Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction Conference by Deputy Director-General of Hea
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 23, 2015 11:39
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] IP impact of leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership chapter debated

The chapter that has become public concerns investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)...as to whether Australia’s existing anti-tobacco regulations are under threat from this specific trade agreement, that falls into the ‘probably not’ category, according
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 21, 2015 10:50
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam's Tobacco Problem

Campaigners are beginning to tackle smoking in one of the world’s most tobacco-friendly countries.... In Vietnam, the consumption of tobacco has a longstanding history: from the traditional chewing of tobacco leaves, to the unstoppable rise of manufactur
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jul 3, 2014 04:34
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam considers increasing tobacco tax

The Ministry of Health has proposed increasing the special consumption tax on tobacco from the current 65 percent to 105 percent in 2015 to discourage smoking. Under the proposed hike, the tobacco tax would reach 145 percent in 2018 and 155 percent in 20
Thanh Nien (vn)
added May 31, 2014 23:56
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam spends a billion buying tobacco every year: report

Vietnamese spend VND22 trillion (US$1.04 billion) a year on smoking, the Ministry of Health reported at a media meeting on Monday. It costs Vietnamese smokers VND22 trillion to buy tobacco annually, the health ministry said at the meeting held to celebr
Tuoi Tre Newspaper (vn)
added May 27, 2014 15:28
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