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[Asia-pacific] LEVITZ: If Hillary Clinton Picks Elizabeth Warren, the TPP Is Dead

As Warren notes, the authors of the TPP implicitly acknowledged the threat that ISDS poses to public-health regulations by barring tobacco companies from accessing the process. (If ISDS posed no risk to reasonable public-health regulations, there would b
New York Magazine
added Jul 8, 2016 18:53
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[Asia-pacific] ITA’s day in the sun / TPP TOBACCO CARVEOUT ‘UNFAIR AND UNNECESSARY’

Japan Tobacco International, at the Cato discussion...tobacco companies have not abused investor-state dispute settlement, Ulle argued, saying they have filed only two cases, one of which has been thrown out. That amounts to 0.3 percent of the ISDS caselo
Politico
added Jul 1, 2016 16:34
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[Asia-pacific] Hatch: Obama willing to dance on TPP

Hatch... said a provision that prevents tobacco companies from using investor-state dispute settlement has cost TPP at least 13-16 votes in the House and eight or more in the Senate. Because of those two issues and some other important ones, TPP doesn't
Politico
added Jun 16, 2016 19:09
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[Asia-pacific, Colorado] LETTER: Donna Nikanjam: Protect kids from tobacco

Congress, on behalf of the United States, must now decide whether to approve the agreement...I urge Congressman Jared Polis to support approval of the TPP and protect kids here in the U.S. and around the world from the harms of tobacco use.
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
added Jun 14, 2016 13:34
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[Asia-pacific] FOWLER: Get ready for plain packaging and TPP

Let’s continue to listen to the public health experts, like the Surgeon General and American Cancer Society. Congress should support TPP and protect global public health measures that will save lives from the tobacco epidemic.
The Hill
added Jun 14, 2016 13:32
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[Asia-pacific, Wisconsin] Debbi DeGarmo: Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership and protect children from tobacco

In honor of World No Tobacco Day, which was May 31, I urge U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., to support the TPP and protect kids from tobacco.
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Jun 4, 2016 01:01
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[Asia-pacific] SHAFFER: Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Protect Public Health

The American Cancer Society is urging Congress to support the TPP...But the rest of the TPP still treats tobacco like other products, including for requirements that have proven problematic for public health in the past such as regulatory coherence. Tarif
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 4, 2016 00:56
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[Asia-pacific] American Cancer Society Report Lauds TPP For Provision On Tobacco

Society used the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day” (May 31) to highlight a provision of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would make it harder for tobacco companies to sue member countries to delay or stop smoking restrictions and other measures. World
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Jun 1, 2016 20:14
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tob
Malay Mail (my)
added May 24, 2016 15:41
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[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors (PDF) (792pp)

beverages and tobacco products would experience a substantial reduction in the export tariffs faced by the industry. This change would result in export and output gains in this sector. . . . Several interested parties expressed concern about TPP’s carv
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
added May 21, 2016 01:28
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