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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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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.
Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 14:06
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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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