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[Asia-pacific] Industry, labor and environmental groups gear up to oppose TPP trade deal

Altria said the company is “opposed to singling out one industry for differential treatment under the TPP. We think singling out one industry for differential treatment is bad policy and could become a precedent for similar actions directed at other indus
The Washington Post
added Oct 6, 2015 17:42

[Asia-pacific, Europe] Who Wins and Loses with the TPP?

These compromises could influence future trade deals such as the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which in turn could have repercussions for companies not directly affected by the TTP, such as British American Tobacco plc ( BTI
added Oct 6, 2015 17:41

[Asia-pacific] A Few Victories For Liberals In Pacific Trade Pact

"This agreement is an historic recognition that tobacco is not just another consumer product – it poses an active threat to global health," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal..."So much about the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains unknown," said Blumenthal, who
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Oct 6, 2015 17:36

[Asia, Asia-pacific, India] Why Trans-Pacific pact is worrying health activists

tobacco has been carved out of this deal; but that is a disservice to health, as it makes other aspects of health vulnerable for companies to exploit, said Menghaney. Health is not just about tobacco, there are medicines for lung cancer, for example, that
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Oct 6, 2015 17:34

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Giant leap for tobacco control in TPP but countries must remain vigilant

Big Tobacco still has many tactics in its arsenal...“A full carve-out for tobacco control measures should be the standard. We hope Malaysia will continue in its leadership and champion efforts towards a full carve-out of tobacco control measures in future
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 6, 2015 17:21

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

But what a difference a few months makes...consistently over the summer is that the TPP agreement will not provide certain protections for tobacco companies, drawing cheers from anti-smoking advocates and jeers from tobacco supporters....Tobacco is a sign
Roll Call
added Oct 6, 2015 16:54

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco Carve-Out in TPP

health regulations are not likely to be given similar treatment. The necessity of a carve out for tobacco control shows that health laws are extremely vulnerable to corporate abuse of investor-state dispute settlement provisions.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 6, 2015 12:46

EDITORIAL: Can state ownership of the tobacco industry really advance tobacco control?

SOTCs could in fact be co-opted into advancing the goals of tobacco control—by virtue of their potential to play a role in addressing supply side issues. In the most optimistic version of this scenario, a national government could essentially instruct its
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2015 11:40

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Chill out: Lawyers play down TPP dispute provisions

TPP has made a specific carve-out for tobacco products which is expected to allow sovereign states to make laws regarding plain packaging and other public health measures relating to tobacco products unfettered.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:27

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership: Health groups say TPP will cost lives

Daube said the provision that prevented tobacco companies suing countries for anti-tobacco laws was "a quite remarkable and historic development". "It's a huge achievement for public health, and possibly the biggest international setback for the tobacco
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:22
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