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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MOH bans new forms of tobacco products from Dec 15, 2015

"The ban is aimed at ensuring that the targeted emerging tobacco products do not gain a foothold or become entrenched in the Singapore market," said the Ministry in its statement. It is also intended to prevent such products from becoming "gateway" or "
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 16, 2015 06:36

[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Arbitration Foretaste of TPP: Philip Morris Asia vs. Australia; Who pays for medical costs?

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body has established dispute settlement panels at the requests of Ukraine (on 28 September 2012), Honduras (on 25 September 2013), Indonesia (on 26 March 2014), Dominican Republic (on 25 April 2014) and Cuba (on 25 April 2014)
Mining Awareness Plus (blog)
added Jun 15, 2015 17:12

[Asia-pacific] Breaking: House Delivers Stunning Blow to Obama's Trade Deal

The House narrowly voted in favor of passing the TPA legislation, 219-211, but not before House Democrats voted against a bill originally part of TPA legislation in the Senate. By voting against the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, intended to compensat
Mother Jones Magazine
added Jun 12, 2015 16:07

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Singapore, USA] Secret trials no help to trade and highlight risks of TPP

The Singapore tribunal is hearing a case Philip Morris Asia is bringing against Australia under the 1993 investment agreement. ... The case is proceeding under a version of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) procedures that the US insists must b
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:24

[Asia-pacific, USA] VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Cites Hillary Clinton Quote Against The TPP

Tobacco giant Philip Morris went after Australia and Uruguay to stop their rules to cut smoking rates. Under TPP, corporations can use these channels to challenge rules right here in America.
RealClearPolitics (blog)
added May 19, 2015 19:23

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] CAP wants M’sia to ditch TPP trade deal

Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has demanded that Putrajaya pull out ... it can demand ...removal of Malaysia’s proposed safeguards for tobacco control measures as a condition of passing the TPP. (my)
added May 18, 2015 11:41

[Asia-pacific] Some TPP provisions opposed by Hillary Clinton

The policy position is contained in her book Hard Choices, and was said to have been confirmed to the Post by a spokesperson for her presidential campaign. Obama and congressional Democrats are said to be locked in a bitter public feud over the TPPA, a
Tobacco Reporter
added May 1, 2015 12:03

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia Airlines passengers to hand-carry e-cigarettes

passengers will now have to hand-carry their electronic cigarettes and not put them in their check-in baggage following a new safety alert. However, this ruling does not alter the no-smoking rule in the passenger cabin.
Business Standard (in)
added Feb 11, 2015 06:18

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Education Ministry prohibits smoking, alcohol drinking in schools

The directive said that tobacco-use is prohibited in premises of university, institute, and education management facilities as well as preschools, senior and junior high schools, IT and language teaching centers.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (vn)
added Dec 23, 2014 21:57

[Asia-pacific] TPPA and tobacco control: threats to APEC countries

Twelve-member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement...Trade negotiators should expand safeguards to ensure that the TPPA does no harm....exclude (carve out) tobacco control measur
Tobacco Control
added Aug 29, 2014 03:31
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