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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Tobacco companies lose as last pieces of a massive trade deal fall into place

For its part, the U.S. Trade Representative emphasized the narrow nature of the exclusion. “TPP will not discriminate against any agricultural commodity nor will it exclude tobacco," the office said in a statement. "On the contrary, TPP will provide prot
Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 14:03
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] AUDIO: Trans-Pacific Partnership: the surprise offer that could kill court challenges by tobacco giants

But Mr Robb said he had been pushing for the TPP to include ISDS 'safeguards' - like a carve-out for tobacco companies - similar to those in the Australia-South Korea free trade agreement. "Philip Morris is using an old ISDS [against Australia] which is
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 2, 2015 14:00
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14
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[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
US Senator RICHARD BURR (R-NC)
added Oct 2, 2015 14:19
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[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] U.S. submits compromise on anti-tobacco laws under Pacific trade deal

The exemption proposed in Atlanta, Georgia, where ministers are trying to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, would allow any of the 12 member countries to opt out of rules aimed at protecting foreign investors from harmful government policie
Reuters
added Oct 2, 2015 13:59
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] UPDATE 1-Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules (Adds comments from Australia's Robb, lobby group, background, Democrats)

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing possi
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 09:00
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing poss
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 08:14
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[Georgia] U.S. business groups oppose exceptions in Pacific trade pact

U.S. business groups have voiced their opposition to blocking specific products, like tobacco, from rules letting foreign companies sue governments over damage to investments as Pacific trade ministers gather to finalize an ambitious trade deal.
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 08:13
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] Morning Agriculture: USTR CONFIRMS ATLANTA TPP TALKS TO BEGIN SATURDAY

Trans-Pacific Partnership talks will begin meeting on Saturday, in Atlanta, to try to resolve remaining issues in the negotiations, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed Thursday. As has been widely expected, chief negotiators will continu
Politico
added Sep 26, 2015 09:46
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