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[Asia-pacific] The Marlboro Man to Go Into Hiding in Canada; Country to Adopt Generic Cigarette Packaging

But the threat of litigation does not appear to be deterring Canada’s liberal government. If the recently published Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is approved and implemented, the tobacco industry might find it more difficult to file legal challen
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19

[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] Editorial: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has too many flaws

America’s Philip Morris is challenging stricter tobacco regulations in Uruguay. Those courts are skewed toward corporations to the detriment of individuals and workers. Making them a cornerstone of trade in the Pacific is a mistake.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 23, 2015 01:52

[Asia-pacific] FACT SHEET: Trans Pacific Partnership and Japan: Key Outcomes for Agriculture

Tobacco: U.S. tobacco exports to Japan totaled more than $260 million in 2014. Under the TPP agreement, Japan will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, currently as high as 30 percent, in 11 years.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Nov 21, 2015 16:14

[Asia-pacific] LETTER: TRADE AGREEMENT Tobacco laws are not strengthened

it does not matter how carefully the TPP is drafted: foreign investors can cherry pick another treaty the government has signed, and sue based on the provisions included in that treaty.” A handy loophole for tobacco to walk right through.
Everett (WA) Herald
added Nov 20, 2015 16:10

[Asia-pacific, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Philip Morris: we are defending our business, not attacking human rights

A reminder to calm the rhetoric: PMI has brought only two ISDS cases among over 600 reported cases...Governments that respect the rule of law have nothing to fear from the possibility of independent, objective review of regulatory measures.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] TPPA allows tobacco control measures

Malaysia has been credited for the effort in tabling the initial proposal that led to this compromise. Miti was responding to the call by the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control to defend the total tobacco control carve-out under the TPPA.
Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:03

[Asia-pacific] Obama pushes to clear the smoke

From shepherding anti-smoking legislation through Congress early in his presidency to running advocacy campaigns aimed at helping smokers quit and raising tobacco taxes, the results are staggering, public health advocates say. According to various figure
The Hill
added Nov 17, 2015 14:19

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] TPPA's Final Text Includes Partly Carve-Out For Tobacco

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) ..., in a statement Tuesday, was responding to the call by the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) to defend the total tobacco control carve-out under the TPPA.
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Nov 17, 2015 14:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Defend tobacco carve-out proposal, Miti told

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) must defend the government’s proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), said the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC).
Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 13, 2015 03:07

[Asia-pacific] TPP Debate Ramps Up Following Public Release of Trade Deal Text

Measures involving tobacco leaf outside a tobacco product manufacturer’s possession or not part of the final tobacco product do not, however, qualify for this exception. A footnote clarifies that this article does “not prejudice” a party’s rights under
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Nov 12, 2015 21:01
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