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[New Zealand] Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up

In practice, the threat of action can have a handcuffing effect....In New Zealand, action on plain packaging of cigarettes has already been delayed; we're waiting because a tobacco company is suing Australia.
New Zealand Herald
added Oct 31, 2014 19:52
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[Asia, Malaysia] Tobacco, health and trade rules

Now for the good news. Many governments are fighting back against the Big Tobacco onslaught, with Malaysia taking a lead role on two important fronts: the Tobacco Control Convention and the TPPA.
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:55

[Australia] VIDEO: Big Tobacco uses Investor Clauses to Defend its Killer Products: Senator Richard Di Natale

You Tube
added Oct 31, 2014 12:09

TPP Ministers, Negotiators Steer Clear Of Tobacco Issue During Australia Meetings ($$)

did not discuss how a potential agreement would handle tobacco regulations during two weeks of meetings in Australia, although U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman this week acknowledged that it remains a divisive issue.
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Oct 30, 2014 13:10

[Australia] van ONSELEN: What Robb must cut out of the TPP

the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco...The ISDS clause in the TPP would sell-out the national interest for the benefit of foreign corporations. But
MacroBusiness (au)
added Oct 30, 2014 13:09

[Australia, Canada, UK] PARKE: Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? | Melissa Parke

the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco, following the threat of ISDS arbitration under Nafta. Here in Australia, rural communities have successfully ca
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:46

[New Zealand] Māori health fears under TPP

"Any lawsuit that had a chilling effect on tobacco control measures could jeopardise the Smokefree 2025 target which is very important in terms of reducing smoking amongst Māori. Tariana Turia.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:45

[New Zealand] Health professionals call to give trade deal a health check

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders. They say leaked information suggests international big business, such as the t
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:38

[Australia, New Zealand] The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on health: Why an independent, comprehensive health impact assessment is crucial prior to signing

Indeed, even when the evidence of harm is substantial, industries such as Tobacco have a long and consistent history of systematically undermining and legally contesting the available scientific evidence, aiming to ensure that the benefit of any doubt is
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:37

[Australia, Hong Kong] Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text

“The inclusion of Investor-State Disputes (ISDS) in the TPP would mean that US companies will be able to sue ...Philip Morris tobacco company had to find an obscure Hong Kong investment agreement with ISDS to sue our government over our plain packaging le
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:33
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