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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAXLEY: Is plain packaging worth it? ― Jeffrey Baxley

before passing a law based solely on an international trend, the government should take the time to carefully study whether the much-touted public health measure actually makes the public healthier....consumers and voters should ask themselves whether the
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 23, 2016 16:05
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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Number of cigarette smuggling cases falls in 2015

More than 10 million cigarette packets were confiscated and VND21 billion (US$932,000), collected as fines, was added to the state budget in 2015. This was announced at a summary meeting held by the national steering board on smuggling, fake goods and c
Viet Nam News (vn)
added Dec 25, 2015 01:43
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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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