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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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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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Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for 10 Products Submitted by Swedish Match North America Inc.; Reopening of Comment Period

This document has a comment period that ends in 31 days (08/31/2015) ... FDA has received and accepted a number of amendments to Swedish Match North America Inc.'s 10 originally-filed MRTPAs and is making these amendments available for public comment. FD
Federal Register
added Jul 31, 2015 15:39
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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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[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, 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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