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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Dropping tobacco from the inves
added Oct 21, 2014 22:47

[USA] Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement. The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the nego
Washington DC Examiner
added Oct 21, 2014 10:55

[Europe, Switzerland, UK, Uruguay] Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount

As Philip Morris sues Uruguay over its health warnings, the tiny country has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU...critics have been particularly vocal about fears US healthcare companies now running parts of the NHS
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 21, 2014 09:36

[Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy

. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years ... Public health advocates lobbied for a TPP exemption for tobacco products to enable more regulation, which the tobacco industry fiercely opposes. The Malaysian gove
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:30

[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29

[Vietnam] Press Release - Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - IP Chapter (second publication)

The 77-page, 30,000-word document is a working document from the negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, dated 16 May 2014, and includes negotiator's notes and all country positions from that period in bracketed text. Although there have been a couple
added Oct 16, 2014 15:26

Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - IP Chapter (second publication)
added Oct 16, 2014 15:24

The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows

An update version of the negotiating texts of a controversial and highly secretive trade agreement between the United States and 11 other member nations was published on Thursday by WikiLeaks.
The Daily Dot (blog)
added Oct 16, 2014 15:22

[USA] Australians may pay more for medicines under trade deal

according to secret trade negotiations released by WikiLeaks...The draft also shows Australian negotiators have made little effort to protect anti-smoking health measures including graphic health warnings and the plain packaging of tobacco products. Rea
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 16, 2014 15:17
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[Australia] GLEESON: Coalition's policy bodes ill for health in free trade negotiations

Significant areas of health policy – including access to affordable medicines and the regulation of health-damaging products such as tobacco, alcohol and processed foods – may be undermined when these issues are weighed on the same scales with market acc
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 15, 2014 20:31
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