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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] 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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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Hawaii, North Carolina] Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks

U.S. lawmakers, including from tobacco-growing states such as North Carolina, renewed warnings against excluding tobacco from rules allowing foreign companies to sue a host government. ...was discussion of a U.S.-initiated exception in Maui. It would be n
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 08:09
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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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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] Actually, The T.P.P. Would Screw Tobacco Companies, According to Thom Tillis

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) on Thursday said that the US Trade Representative is currently working to enshrine “discriminary [sic] treatment of tobacco” in the Trans Pacific Partnership...leveled the charge on the floor of the Senate on Thursday in a speec
The District Sentinel News Co-op (blog)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:28
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Trans Pacific Partnership to impose new rules on Australia Post, NBN

Robb said sugar was a "do-or-die" issue for Australia, along with ... securing safeguards to prevent health and environment measures from being caught up in investor-state dispute settlement procedures. The Philip Morris tobacco company is currently suin
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 30, 2015 06:56
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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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