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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Turnbull adds weight to Obama's bid to save TPP

Malcolm Turnbull has gone into bat for US President Barack Obama...McConnell and ... Hatch...expressed concern about ... rules that allow governments to be tough on tobacco companies, two provisions Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb fought strongly f
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jan 20, 2016 15:07
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Philip Morris denies cheating customs

Branch manager Troy Modlin said in a press release that the company had done nothing wrong and that the charges called into question Thailand's commitment to fairness, transparency and the rule of law. Prosecuting this case will undermine Thailand's st
The Nation (th)
added Jan 20, 2016 02:04
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco giant Philip Morris faces S$3.15 billion fine in Thailand for tax evasion

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is facing an eye-watering 80 billion baht (S$3.15 billion) fine if found guilty of dodging tax on cigarette imports to Thailand, prosecutors said on Tuesday (Jan 19).
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 19, 2016 14:39
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, India] SINGH: ISDS arbitration upholds Australia’s plain packaging laws

high costs of ISDS agreements point to the need for India, Indonesia and other countries that are currently revisiting their investment treaty regime to seriously rethink the inclusion of ISDS mechanisms in future investment treaties and trade agreements.
East Asia Forum (au)
added Jan 15, 2016 16:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 'No vaping in non-smoking areas'

The Negri Sembilan government has decided to ban vaping in non-smoking areas although it has refused to prohibit the selling of vapes and e-cigarettes in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mo­ha­mad Hasan said his administration concurred with the state
The Star (my)
added Jan 7, 2016 04:57
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Proposal to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

The health authorities are proposing to raise the minimum age of smoking from 18 to 21, and ban menthol and other flavoured cigarettes to step up their efforts to discourage people from lighting up. The Health Promotion Board (HPB), along with the Healt
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 30, 2015 23:26
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Proposal to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

The health authorities are proposing to raise the minimum age of smoking from 18 to 21, and ban menthol and other flavoured cigarettes to step up their efforts to discourage people from lighting up. The Health Promotion Board (HPB), along with the Healt
Straits Times (sg)
added Dec 29, 2015 23:19
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry to extend more smoke-free zones

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said right now, the ministry was in the midst of discussions with the relevant agencies and NGOs for the purpose. "The plan to add and extend new areas as no smoking zones was in line with Article 8 of the
Astro AWANI (Channel 501) (my)
added Dec 16, 2015 17:42
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Johor officially bans sale of e-cigarette products

NUSAJAYA - The Johor government has officially banned all sale of vape products including its equipment and liquids from next year. The decision was made during the state executive councillor meeting held at Bangunan Dato Jaafar Muhammad in Kota Iska
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:43
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[Asia-pacific] LESTER: The TPP Tobacco Carveout: A Triumph of Politics Over Good Policy

the carveout could create a new set of problems for future trade negotiators: Having declared tobacco to be a particularly harmful product, deserving of a special exclusion, what other products might also fall into this category? 40 years ago it might hav
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:11
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