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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions 'questionable', says Productivity Commission

Philip Morris used an ISDS provision in the Hong Kong-Australia bilateral investment treaty...“As it was resolved on a technicality, and costs are apparently yet to be recovered, this success should not be taken as an indication that ISDS is essentially h
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:53
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] RI needs to learn from Uruguay’s int’l tobacco lawsuit

Uruguay’s victory also showed that a country protecting the health of its citizens takes priority over a tobacco company’s trading rights...Yet, Indonesia in teaming up with Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine, is mimicking the behavior of
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:15
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Kedah Exco: Give jobs only to non-smokers

Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prelude to efforts to stop the smoking habit and inculcate a healthy lifestyle among the workforce. “If this proposal is approved, people will have the notion th
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:18
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] 'Questionable Benefit': TPP Under Threat Over 'Corporate Court' Clause

In an annual trade report, the Australian Productivity Commission echoed concerns raised in other TPP signatory states, warning against the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)... ​saying the court case against Philip Morris had come at a huge cost t
Sputnik (ru)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:18
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Only homegrown cigarettes sold at highway service areas: sources

Only cigarettes produced by South Korea's sole tobacco maker KT&G Corp. are sold at highway service areas nationwide despite the antitrust watchdog's earlier order to correct such an unfair practice, industry sources said Monday. Last year, the Fair Tra
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 25, 2016 16:13
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[Asia-pacific] Strict laws for Malaysia

E-CIGARETTES should be strictly regulated as a pharmaceutical product... Dismissing the concerns of pro-vaping groups that legislating e-cigs as a pharmaceutical product will push up costs and make them inaccessible to smokers who want to quit, Dr Abdul
The Star (my)
added Jul 27, 2016 13:07
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Malaysia, Poland] Confusion still reigns over e-cigs

th Malaysia expected to table it’s vape laws soon, Sunday Star headed to Warsaw, Poland, for the recent Global Forum on Nicotine 2016, to see what’s happening globally....We spoke to industry reps and NGOs at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2016 held in War
The Star (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 15:18
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] All about the nicotine

IF Malaysia regulates e-cigs as a pharmaceutical product, the industry here could face challenges similar to our neighbour Down Under. In Australia, states are extending tobacco control laws to include e-cigs, Sydney-based tobacco treatment specialist D
The Star (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 15:16
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