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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia at war against illegal cigarette trade

To anticipate the possibility of an expanded illegal cigarette trade, the office said it would work with the Trade Ministry and the Industry Ministry to register all cigarette machines operating in Indonesia in a bid to prevent the illegal operation of t
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:08
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Anti-tobacco groups slam small cigarette excise hike

The government’s decision to raise cigarette duties will not deter tobacco consumption in the country, public health experts and activists say, as the new price will keep cigarettes affordable for smokers, even with the new excise taxes. The Finance Mini
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:48
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[Asia-pacific] Yeutter says Pacific trade pact big U.S. win

and revisiting a last-minute deal that exempted tobacco from protections allowed for other agricultural sectors. If President Obama would negotiate those fixes, Yeutter said, the agreement may be able to move through Congress. The tobacco provision infur
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Oct 2, 2016 13:30
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Miriam mourned, cheered at wake

A rousing applause welcomed the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago...succumbed to left lung cancer...health advocates expressed hope that her death would not be in vain. They reiterated their call for stricter measures to eliminate the threat of second
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Oct 2, 2016 01:40
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia raises cigarette excise tax by 10.5 pct for 2017

Indonesia will raise its cigarette excise tax by an average of 10.5 percent next year to safeguard the health of the public, the finance minister said on Friday. The planned tax increase will follow a 11.3 percent rise this year, and the government will
Reuters
added Sep 30, 2016 22:16
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Connecticut] KRIST: Another View: Do we really want more lawsuits from foreign investors?

The ISDS arbitration panel later ruled against the tobacco company on procedural grounds, but many civil society organizations believe similar suits can restrict the ability of regulators to protect public health. Australia did finally relent in the TPP
Torrington (CT) Register Citizen
added Sep 30, 2016 20:30
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell, Other Senators Oppose Taking Up TPP in 2016

While McConnell and other Republicans want tobacco products to be covered by the ISDS process, Brown and the Democrats are critics of the mechanism, which the senators said makes U.S. public health, worker safety and environmental laws “vulnerable to cor
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Sep 30, 2016 20:28
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smuggled smokes: The real cost of contraband cigarettes

WECHAT may be a popular app used for chatting, but some of its users have found a more creative use for it: to peddle contraband cigarettes. In May this year, four Chinese nationals were jailed for peddling contraband cigarettes on WeChat. The peddlers
The Middle Ground (sg)
added Sep 30, 2016 12:55
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: WTO forum winds down with e-commerce in spotlight

Paul Ryan on Wednesday repeated that he did not expect a vote on the TPP agreement in the lame-duck session because of provisions that disappointed the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and their supporters in Congress.
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:53
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: Hatch wants TPP and his 12 years, too

Ron Wyden also weighed in on the TPP debate Tuesday...“If you were to cut the public health protections and the big tobacco companies could roll the small countries with respect to tobacco control measures, that’s what I’m talking about.” A number of Rep
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:52
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