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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Egypt] PHA: Towards corporate dictatorship

Philip Morris tobacco company is using ISDS.... It affects workers. Similar ISDS provisions are being used... it means that unelected foreign transnational corporations can dictate the policies of democratically elected governments and over-ride the highe
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:20

[Asia-pacific] PMI Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The agreement creates a system of fair and equal treatment and then hangs a “Do Not Enter” sign directed to millions of people: responsible farmers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers who work and trade in tobacco. For the first time, negotiators ha
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:26

[Asia-pacific] Drugs, Cars and Cigarettes: Obama's Tough Fight for Trade Deal

Provisions on drugs, tobacco and farmers may swing votes
Bloomberg News
added Oct 6, 2015 13:34

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco Carve-Out in TPP

health regulations are not likely to be given similar treatment. The necessity of a carve out for tobacco control shows that health laws are extremely vulnerable to corporate abuse of investor-state dispute settlement provisions.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 6, 2015 12:46

[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL: President Obama Needs to Make Case for Pacific Trade Deal

Negotiators have offered assurances that tobacco companies will be forbidden from using the investor-protection measures in this agreement to attack public health policies...Done right, an agreement tying these countries together should bolster everyone’s
New York Times
added Oct 6, 2015 10:56

[Asia-pacific] U.S. Tobacco Proposal Makes ISDS Carveout Optional; Builds On Model BIT ($$)

World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Oct 5, 2015 21:07

[Asia-pacific] Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

On October 4, 2015, Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries announced conclusion of their negotiations...A Party may elect to deny the benefits of Investor-State dispute settlement with respect to a claim challenging a tobacco cont
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Oct 5, 2015 19:55

[Asia-pacific, Georgia, North Carolina] Tillis: Tobacco Carve-Out Could Kill TPP in the Senate

North Carolina’s Senate delegation has renewed warnings over a proposal to leave the U.S. tobacco industry unprotected in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and one member is warning he could muster the votes to derail the proposed agreement. It would take
Roll Call
added Oct 2, 2015 14:18

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Govt Announces VAT Increase for Tobacco Products (Jakarta Provincial Government) (id)
added Sep 29, 2015 10:29

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco farmers on the brink after Mt. Raung eruption

Thousands of tobacco farmers in Jember, East Java, have been struggling to market their harvest yields this year after their plants were completely or partly damaged by the recent eruptions of Mount Raung.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Sep 26, 2015 23:25
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