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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

[New York] Uruguay President vs. Big Tobacco

“Health is a human right,” President Vázquez said in his remarks at the General Assembly. “It is unethical to prioritize commercial aspects at the expense of a fundamental human right.”
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Oct 2, 2015 20:21

[Asia-pacific] Health Groups Back Efforts to Protect Tobacco Control Measures Under Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

This proposal is absolutely necessary because of the tobacco industry’s own abusive behavior in using trade agreements to challenge tobacco control measures around the world. The tobacco industry increasingly has filed – or threatened to file – these cos
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 2, 2015 15:24
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[Indonesia] PT HM Sampoerna Announces Exercise Price of Rp. 77,000 for Rights Issue

all listed public companies are required to have at least 7.5% of their total paid-up capital owned by the public (excluding controlling or principal shareholders) by January 30, 2016. As advised by Sampoerna on its website, the exercise price for the rig
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 2, 2015 15:11

[Asia-pacific] LETTER TO Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative FROM REPS. BERA & POLIS

In advance of upcoming work to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we write in strong support of provision in the investment chapter to protect public health. Unwarranted challenges related to tobacco threaten the sovereignty of member countrie
added Oct 2, 2015 14:16
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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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[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
The Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 14:03

[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. 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
added Oct 2, 2015 13:59
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Trans-Pacific Partnership: Tobacco 'Carve-Out' Under Trade Deal Would Bar Industries From Suing Countries For Anti-Tobacco Regulations

The provision to exclude tobacco companies from these allowances in the TPP deal faces opposition from some members of the Senate, where a final TPP deal could be passed with a simple majority, Roll Call reported. “I’ll not only vote against it, I’ll wo
International Business Times
added Oct 2, 2015 13:58
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