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[Australia] HIRTHLER: The Trans-Pacific Sellout / Guaranteed profits—at any price

Try enacting that youth safety law banning tobacco advertising. Sorry. Needless barrier to profits. Just ask Australia, which is being sued by Philip Morris for trying to protect kids from tar and nicotine.
Dissident Voice (blog)
added Apr 26, 2015 14:37
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[New York] U.S. Cities Fight Back Against Washington's Secretive Trade Deal

Council member Helen Rosenthal, who is sponsoring the resolution in her city, ... (ISDS). Those provisions, she said, might potentially grant a major tobacco corporation the right to sue the city in order to overturn a law that bans smoking in restaurants
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 24, 2015 11:20
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] IP impact of leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership chapter debated

The chapter that has become public concerns investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)...as to whether Australia’s existing anti-tobacco regulations are under threat from this specific trade agreement, that falls into the ‘probably not’ category, according
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 21, 2015 10:50
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[Australia, USA] The Hatch-Wyden-Ryan TPA Bill: A Major Step Back on TPP Negotiations

TPP needs to explicitly preserve the ability to regulate tobacco. A number of recent international disputes have challenged tobacco measures, including multiple disputes (both WTO and ISDS) challenging Australia’s plain packaging scheme for cigarettes. A
US House Committee on Ways and Means
added Apr 20, 2015 14:44
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[Asia-pacific] LEE: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is great for elites. Is it good for anyone else?

In 2011, Australia enacted a tough new anti-smoking law... Naturally, tobacco companies hated the law. And they found a surprising way to fight back: they persuaded governments in Ukraine and Honduras to file complaints ... this dispute comes up over and
Vox Media
added Apr 17, 2015 23:26
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[Australia, Malaysia] AGENCY OVERSEEING OBAMA TRADE DEALS FILLED WITH FORMER TRADE LOBBYISTS

US Trade Representative...is being led by former lobbyists for corporations that stand to benefit from the deals...Christopher Wilson, the deputy chief of mission to the World Trade Organization, recently worked for C&M International...represented...Briti
The Intercept
added Apr 17, 2015 12:25
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[Europe, Ireland, USA] O'DONOGHUE: 'Trade deal could help Big Tobacco in legal battles': IMO

After Mr Brennan voiced his concerns at the IMO's recent AGM, the body passed a motion calling on the Government to ensure that the TTIP and other trade agreements negotiated at EU level "cannot weaken existing or future regulations and policies that pro
Irish Independent (ie)
added Apr 17, 2015 10:48
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AUDIO: The Brian Lehrer Show: Fast Track for Asia Trade?

Congress is about to take up the "fast track" provision for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, criticizes the deal and its effect on U.S. jobs, while William Reinsch, the president of
WNYC Radio
added Apr 15, 2015 10:39
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GILMORE: The public deserves to know what's in the free-trade treaty.

But a version of this provision in an earlier treaty has led to disgusting behavior by tobacco giant Philip Morris in Australia and several other countries; for chapter and verse, watch this brilliant piece by HBO’s John Oliver. It's better journalism on
Slate
added Apr 14, 2015 03:23
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[Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand] DOLACK: Trans-Pacific Partnership Says if a Corporation Claims it's True, it Must be True

an extra twist — the lawyer for Philip Morris, David A.R. Williams, is one of the judges appointed by New Zealand to the arbitration body hearing the case, ICSID. That is far from an isolated case as many ICSID judges are lawyers who specialize in represe
CounterPunch
added Apr 10, 2015 13:46
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