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[Australia] Secret trade business heads to Sydney

Trade ministers will converge on Sydney this weekend to continue secret negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a deal set to cover 40 per cent of the global economy...the leaked TPP text raised new concerns about...plain packaging of tobac
Sky News (au)
added Oct 24, 2014 10:07
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U.S. business, farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact

Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Manufacturers, American Meat Institute and other organizations said they were "highly concerned" that tobacco might be excluded... In a letter sent late on Monday to the U.S. Tr
Reuters
added Oct 24, 2014 09:53
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[Europe, UK] Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

He thereby risks alienating the US from further pursuit of the flagging talks – and the ire of many EU member states, 14 of which signed a letter of protest on Wednesday. Mr Juncker’s step deprives Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, of autonom
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:45
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[Australia, Europe, Uruguay, USA] Tobacco Companies Could Lose Investment Protection Rights in Pacific Trade Deal

A Reuters source "who has knowledge of the negotiations" said the US is to suggest that the tobacco industry should not have the right to sue governments ...Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission's new president, said in a parliamentary address in Strasbour
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:31
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U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Dropping tobacco from the inves
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2014 22:47
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[USA] Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement. The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the nego
Washington DC Examiner
added Oct 21, 2014 10:55
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[Europe, Switzerland, UK, Uruguay] Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount

As Philip Morris sues Uruguay over its health warnings, the tiny country has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU...critics have been particularly vocal about fears US healthcare companies now running parts of the NHS
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 21, 2014 09:36
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[Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy

. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years ... Public health advocates lobbied for a TPP exemption for tobacco products to enable more regulation, which the tobacco industry fiercely opposes. The Malaysian gove
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:30
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[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29
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[Vietnam] Press Release - Updated Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - IP Chapter (second publication)

The 77-page, 30,000-word document is a working document from the negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, dated 16 May 2014, and includes negotiator's notes and all country positions from that period in bracketed text. Although there have been a couple
Wikileaks.org
added Oct 16, 2014 15:26
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