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[Asia-pacific] PUIG/SHAFFER: A Breakthrough with the TPP: The Tobacco Carve-Out (PDF)

The TPP tobacco carve-out is an underappreciated, critical first step that existing and future trade and investment agreements should also adopt. The U.S. already has free trade agreements with many TPP countries, such as Mexico and Canada under NAFTA, an
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 29, 2016 09:07
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[Asia-pacific] A Breakthrough with the TPP: The Tobacco Carve-Out

we welcome a departure from a policy of unqualified support for the tobacco industry by U.S. trade authorities. We attempt to influence the public debate in light of the coming approval process of the TPP in the Congress.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 29, 2016 09:01
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[Asia-pacific] Fact Sheet: Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Vietnam

Secretary Vilsack traveled to Vietnam today...Tobacco: Vietnam will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, which are currently as high as 135 percent. For manufactured tobacco products, Vietnam will eliminate tariffs in 16 years. For unmanufactured tobacco, Vi
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Apr 25, 2016 19:03
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[Asia-pacific] GLOBAL TRADE AND CUSTOMS JOURNAL: Robert Ireland, 'The Trans-Pacific Partnership Tobacco Carve-Out Precedent' (2016)

the TPP tobacco carve-out is another in a growing list of legal and policy defeats for TTCs. This article summarises the state-TTC conflict that influenced and resulted in the TPP tobacco carve-out.
Wolters Kluwer
added Apr 18, 2016 03:08
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] To what extent does a tobacco carve-out protect public health in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

the failure of the TPP to include a mandatory, comprehensive carve-out of tobacco leaves other trade avenues vulnerable to tobacco industry exploitation. Without comprehensive exclusions for tobacco, the TPP leaves open the risk that Australian and other
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 02:10
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] RANALD: High Court the final authority? Think again

majority of Australians oppose ISDS in the TPP. They oppose the idea that a global tobacco company or a global mining company should have special legal rights... The Panama Papers scandals show that global companies already have enormous power to both eva
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Starling rallies for ag support

Starling, who now serves as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis...He then moved on to the TPP and TTIP...Starling and Tillis are opposing this law to stand up for the tobacco farmers. He said they “would do the same if it were our pig farmers or soybe
Sampson (NC) Independent
added Mar 27, 2016 18:28
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: HOLDING: USTR NOT OFFERING ANYTHING YET ON TOBACCO

The Obama administration has not offered any plan to win over the votes of an estimated 12 to 18 House lawmakers who are upset over how tobacco was treated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Rep. George Holding said Monday evening at a TTIP reception hoste
Politico
added Mar 22, 2016 23:25
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Anti-smoking advocates give the TPP a thumbs down

Smokefree Coalition's executive director, Dr Prudence Stone, has told a Parliamentary hearing the carve out of tobacco from investor state dispute settlement provisions is a hollow win. She said it does nothing to stop the tobacco industry from financial
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 18, 2016 02:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Time for a Tobacco Act, says MCTC

The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC)... Speaking to FMT, MTMC President Molly Cheah said she hoped Putrajaya would use the time allocated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to finally come up with a Tobacco Act. Countries com
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Mar 11, 2016 16:24
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