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[China] Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action

“On Friday, in response to unfair Chinese practices, the United States began imposing tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs will eventually cover up to $50 billion in Chinese imports as legal processe
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Jul 11, 2018 20:14
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Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation (PDF)

In light of China’s decision to respond to the investigation by imposing duties on U.S. goods.....Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos containing tobacco, each valued less than 15 cents... Cigarettes containing tobacco and clove / Cigarettes containing tobacc
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Jul 11, 2018 19:53
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[Asia] China brushes off U.S. questions over state enterprises at WTO

The U.S. Trade Representative's report to Congress in January this year said that...China....did list 19 tobacco-exporting firms
Reuters
added Mar 16, 2017 18:41
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Multinationals launch 50 lawsuits worth $31b against Asian nations

"Despite the ultimate failure of the case for Philip Morris, it illustrates the risk of ISDS when it comes to the state's ability to enact legislation for the benefit of its citizens," the report stated.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:18
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[Asia-pacific] Victory for Kentucky farmers: Anti-tobacco TPP deal is dead

The Obama administration, which treated tobacco as a “hostile witness” while negotiating the TPP deal, “has given up” on the 12-nation trade deal, has now given up on the deal and will not try to push it during the lame-duck session of Congress.
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
added Nov 14, 2016 13:50
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Singapore] LESTER: Excluding Tobacco From Trade Agreements: The Wrong Way To Promote Policy Space

The most frequently cited example is Philip Morris bringing claims against Uruguay and Australia for their respective tobacco laws. Both claims failed. This argument is overstated and unconvincing. Even after the Philip Morris claims, over thirty countri
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 2, 2016 19:39
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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] WATERS: Double-Election Whammy

Carving tobacco out of the ISDS would prevent companies from seeking due-process legal relief when foreign governments take property without compensation or seize assets in the name of "public health."...does nothing to protect public health yet appeases
West Kentucky Star
added Oct 16, 2016 14:02
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Are Big Trade Deals Creating ’Secret Courts’ by Pushing Arbitration?

direct response to lawsuit Philip Morris filed through its Hong Kong subsidiary to protest Australian cigarette-packaging guidelines. The TPP’s language isn’t bulletproof, but it’s narrow enough to put a hurdle in front of companies that seek damages fo
GlobalAtlanta
added Oct 15, 2016 02:01
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] TPP trade deal: plain packaging challenge triggered 'hysteria', lawyer tells MPs

Lawyer for Philip Morris’s bid to take Australia to court over cigarette laws says Australia has nothing to fear from trade deals that allow investor-state disputes
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:39
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[Asia-pacific] Yeutter says Pacific trade pact big U.S. win

and revisiting a last-minute deal that exempted tobacco from protections allowed for other agricultural sectors. If President Obama would negotiate those fixes, Yeutter said, the agreement may be able to move through Congress. The tobacco provision infur
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Oct 2, 2016 13:30
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