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Research paper / Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid

Governments should not be intimidated by tobacco company threats and unsubstantiated claims, and carefully craft HWL laws to withstand the inevitable tobacco industry lawsuits with the knowledge that the companies’ own lawyers as well as authoritative bod
Tobacco Control
added Apr 12, 2014 14:52

McELWEE: Big Tobacco Abroad / The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the downside to free trade.

Tagore, the Bengalese poet, wrote of the Opium wars that, “In hopelessness, China pathetically declared: ‘I do not require any opium.’ But the British shopkeeper answered: ‘That’s all nonsense. You must take it.’” History rhymes again.
Boston Review
added Apr 11, 2014 11:29

GRIJALVA: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Terrible for Public Health

Our negotiators have even pushed for the agreement to provide tobacco companies with special rights to sue governments and undermine health regulation in quasi-judicial foreign tribunals. We didn't have to end up here. In 2007, Democratic leaders in Cong
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 8, 2014 16:52

Akin Gump To Lobby For Philip Morris On Trade Pacts ($$)

tapped Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to lobby lawmakers on potential tobacco provisions in two major trade deals the U.S. is negotiating with Pacific Rim and European countries, according to a recent disclosure.
added Apr 2, 2014 11:11

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Close, but No Cigar for Tobacco Control Treaty Ratification

Dipo stressed that Yudhoyono was “in no rush” to ratify the FCTC because of the impact it would have on the country’s tobacco growers. “Tobacco farmers needn’t be overly concerned or start holding protests just yet... The clove cigarette industry is incr
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Mar 8, 2014 14:04

Stub out cigarettes: Will other countries support Malaysia's attempt to rein in the TPPA tobacco lobby?

All Malaysia needs is to find allies from among the other 10 TPPA negotiating countries, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. And International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Moh
The Establishment Post
added Mar 3, 2014 10:27

[Australia] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreements - Don’t trade away health

Philip Morris tobacco company is already using ISDS to challenge Australia’s plain packaging legislation for tobacco, which was implemented in order to protect public health. Negotiations around government procurement in the TPP restrict the ability of g
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Feb 25, 2014 23:42

Malaysia to seek flexibility at TPP ministerial meetings

Malaysia will continue to seek flexibility and "carve outs" to deal with areas of concerns at the Trans-Pacific Partnership meetings, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today. (my)
added Feb 25, 2014 16:07

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Seatca: Back Malaysia's TPP proposal

All negotiating countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must fully support Malaysia’s proposal to totally exclude tobacco from the trade pact, said the South-East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca).
The Star (my)
added Feb 24, 2014 15:07

[New Zealand] TPPA 'poses threat to NZ's Smokefree strategy'

‘The introduction of the plain packaging legislation this month highlighted the added risks that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) poses to New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 strategy’, said Professor Jane Kelsey, who has written extensiv
Voxy (nz)
added Feb 22, 2014 22:15
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