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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] McConnell keeps pressure on Obama in effort to protect tobacco in multi-national trade deal

Obama was granted fast-track trade in large part with McConnell’s help in June. The Hill writes that McConnell won’t be able to block a vote, but either chamber could sink the deal based on a majority vote. In Kentucky, the TPP issue is already on the r
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:35
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] In a setback for Obama, negotiators fail to wrap up Pacific trade pact

Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.)...said he also wanted the TPP to explicitly reserve the right of member countries to regulate tobacco products. In a statement after the news conference, Levin said that “it is wise that the administration did not decide to
The Washington Post
added Aug 1, 2015 09:32
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations’ Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use

shameful that tobacco companies are hiding behind tobacco growers to disguise their own wrongful and abusive behavior....increasingly has filed – or threatened to file – these costly trade lawsuits ...behavior is a real and direct threat to public health
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:21
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] McConnell warns Obama against tobacco carve-out in trade deal

McConnell said singling out the tobacco industry would set a dangerous precedent for future trade deals, in a letter to Obama’s top trade representative. The missive from McConnell suggests that congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Hill
added Jul 31, 2015 15:41
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[Australia, Hawaii] TIENHAARA/GLEESON: Govt should own up to cost of tobacco litigation

We now know how much just one case (that hasn't even ended) can cost taxpayers. To avoid having to make such expenditures in the future to defend much-needed health and environmental policies, the government needs to reject an ISDS clause applying to Aus
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] LETTER from the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina to Sen. Mitch McConnell (PDF)

economists at NC State University have generated trade models that estimate our increased export opportunity to the Pacific Rim nations could be as much as 40 million pounds (farm weight). This is the equivalent of doubling the production in the state of
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 09:07
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] LETTER from 24 members of Congress to United States Trade Representative Froman (PDF)

We, along with colleagues in both the House and Senate, believe that any unique or different treatment of tobacco or tobacco products would in fact discriminate against tobacco farmers...Measures necessary to protect human health and/or public morals are
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 09:00
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] BOYD: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP UPDATE

Please find attached the communications TGANC sent regarding TPP today. Also attached is a congressional letter signed by 24 members of Congress today urging Ambassador Froman not to treat tobacco differently in the current round of negotiations.
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:49
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] VIDEO: Tillis Denounces Potential TPP Tobacco Carveout

Senate floor to denounce the likely carveout of tobacco...the trade promotion authority granted to President Obama last month stipulates that opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports must be “substantially equivalent to opportunities afforded foreign e
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:41
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