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[Asia-pacific, Australia] RIMMER: The TPP deal protects old companies at the expense of the new

The TPP should have gone further, and called for Pacific Rim countries to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 6, 2015 10:30

[Asia-pacific, Australia] VIDEO: The TPP trade deal is a bitter pill for big tobacco but the right medicine for taxpayers

As the dust settles on the largest trade agreement in history, Australian industries are studying the fine print to see if they will be better off. Thousands of tariffs will be reduced or removed and red tape on labour and legal issues untangled.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 6, 2015 10:29

[Asia-pacific] In Historic Step for Public Health, Trans-Pacific Partnership Protects Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attack

We commend the United States and other countries that stood up to the tobacco industry and put public health first. This provision is a critical step toward ending the tobacco industry’s growing abuse of trade agreements to challenge life-saving tobacco
American Lung Association
added Oct 6, 2015 10:27

[Asia-pacific] Obama faces TPP deal balancing act as Congress considers approval

Mitch McConnell, may also be jeopardised by the fact that the tobacco industry in his home state of Kentucky has been exempted ...“In the months ahead, the Senate will review TPP and determine if it meets the high standards Congress and the American peopl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 23:38

[Asia-pacific] Some U.S. Industries Seen as Winners in Pacific Trade Pact

Tobacco companies are among losers in the pact. The agreement is the one of the first in the world to allow countries to prevent the tobacco industry from suing foreign governments over antismoking measures in special arbitration panels. Philip Morris In
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2015 23:34

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Tillis: Partisan TPP Carve-Out Sets Dangerous Precedent

Obama Administration has decided to use the TPP as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities. This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but a
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:48

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky, North Carolina] Pacific trade pact gets mixed reception on Capitol Hill

The tobacco issue also could cost the TPP deal the support of North Carolina's two Republican senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both of whom voted for the Trade Promotion Authority bill in June that set the negotiating guidelines and established the
added Oct 5, 2015 22:47

[Asia-pacific] What’s Next for the TPP: Clyde Prestowitz in Conversation with David Dayen

I wonder if Froman would have made the deal without some kind of nod from the Republicans? Dayen: It seems like Froman was in a bind on tobacco either way. He was going to lose votes on his left or his right. They probably made the deal where they hope
The American Prospect
added Oct 5, 2015 22:43

[Europe] EU officials kept tobacco meetings under wraps

Ties between the European Commission and the tobacco industry have been hidden from public scrutiny in contravention to UN rules. The findings, released on Monday (5 October) by European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, point to long-held suspicions of corporat
added Oct 5, 2015 22:38

[Europe] EU officials ‘hiding meetings’ with tobacco industry lobbyists

CEO, in communication with Euronews, claimed the meetings were between a lawyer acting for Philip Morris International (PMI) and the EC. The lawyer, said the NGO, used to be a top official in the EC, potentially a fresh case in Brussels so-called ‘revolv
added Oct 5, 2015 22:35
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