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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

Utah Republican Orrin G. Hatch told CQ Roll Call Monday he is “leaning against” supporting the deal, particularly over the exclusion of tobacco from certain protections. “Although I don’t support tobacco at all, I still think it was essential,” Hatch sa
Roll Call
added Oct 5, 2015 22:08
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] VIDEO: White House’s TPP Hurdles: Tobacco, Hillary, Time (Video)

But the carve-out allowing countries to regulate tobacco will be trouble too, already costing the administration votes in the Senate from tobacco country. “Signing a bad deal just so it could pass through Congress was never going to be part of our equati
Roll Call
added Oct 5, 2015 22:06

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

The decision to bar tobacco companies from using the deal’s dispute resolution tribunals to challenge antismoking law may cost the accord support among Republican lawmakers from tobacco states. But without those compromises, a final accord may not have
New York Times
added Oct 5, 2015 22:02

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

Among new provisions, a code of conduct would govern lawyers selected for arbitration panels. And tobacco companies would be excluded, to end the practice of using the panels to sue countries that pass antismoking laws. On Sunday, Matthew Myers, presiden
New York Times
added Oct 5, 2015 10:48

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] TPP: Trade Minister Andrew Robb trumpets ‘excellent’ deal

confirmed Australia was likely to support contentious investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, subject to key carve-outs...Australia played a lead role in backing a proposal that would prevent tobacco companies from taking action against TPP s
The Australian (au)
added Oct 5, 2015 10:47

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Obama administration moves against Big Tobacco, with consequences for Australia

The Obama administration's proposal overnight means an ISDS clause will still be included in the TPP, but tobacco companies will not be allowed to use it to stop governments pursuing anti-smoking policies. In response to the news, Australian Trade Minis
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 2, 2015 14:22

[Asia-pacific, Georgia, North Carolina] Burr& Tillis Respond To Administration’s Partisan TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

“By carving out tobacco from the TPP, the Obama Administration is discriminating against an entire agricultural commodity, setting a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements,” said Senator Tillis. “Congress granted the President trade promotion a
added Oct 2, 2015 14:19

[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
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Negotiators signal that they’re close to final accord on Asia Pacific trade deal

And a new flash point emerged Thursday over an Obama administration proposal to restrict the ability of tobacco companies to access a proposed international dispute settlement panel.
The Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 14:06
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