Headlines Tagged with USTR — 767 headlines found
The TPP has many controversial parts, and its success or failure will not be completely dependent on the tobacco issue. Nevertheless, trade deals are often close votes in Congress, and the tobacco carve-out could have a major impact on the result.
Oct 13, 2015 The National Interest
added Oct 13, 2015 17:57
Philip Morris tobacco company is using ISDS.... It affects workers. Similar ISDS provisions are being used... it means that unelected foreign transnational corporations can dictate the policies of democratically elected governments and over-ride the highe
Oct 13, 2015 Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:20
A new trade agreement could mean significant gains for North Carolina’s pork and poultry industries, but a fight over the rights of tobacco companies in foreign markets could thwart the entire effort. Twelve nations — the United States, Australia, Brunei
Oct 13, 2015 Kinston (NC) Free Press
added Oct 13, 2015 10:16
the TPP that has emerged is a pleasant surprise. The agreement gives pharmaceutical firms, tobacco companies, and other corporations substantially less than they had asked for – so much so that US Senator Orrin Hatch and some other Republicans now threate
Oct 8, 2015 Project Syndicate
added Oct 12, 2015 10:22
The US’s limited exception to investor-state dispute settlement is a weak alternative to the comprehensive carveout for tobacco that Malaysia had proposed. The USTR had expected to table it earlier, but put off formally doing so until the last minute.
Oct 11, 2015 Scoop (nz)
added Oct 11, 2015 08:50
[USA] is more litigious, and that’s why we put so much emphasis on the safeguards, and then we went this extra mile...nothing in Australia will be subject to ISDS....we’ve got this big tobacco exemption, which stops big tobacco hunting for us.’
Oct 11, 2015 Scoop (nz)
added Oct 11, 2015 08:44
this boils down to curbing tobacco’s ability to mitigate antismoking efforts, which suppress tobacco sales. That ripples back to the farmers and fields in North Carolina and Virginia and Kentucky, home to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tillis, e
Oct 11, 2015 Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Oct 11, 2015 08:40
The concessions against the tobacco industry should be welcomed by the rakyat and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control. However the devil, as always, will be in the details.
Oct 10, 2015 New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2015 11:14
[Asia-pacific] DONLAN: Blowing Smoke on Trade / The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an important agreement that risks destruction by small-minded politicians.
[Clinton] is living in a fool’s paradise...as...McConnell...He focuses on one of the least significant features...sued by tobacco companies. That’s a matter of sovereignty: Any country has the right to ban or limit tobacco sales, TPP or no TPP.
Oct 10, 2015 Barron's
added Oct 10, 2015 10:16
The move by Malaysia during the negotiations had not received opposition from the other 11 countries. “Despite this victory for tobacco control, governments must remain vigilant when they draft stronger tobacco control measures as they still have to conte
Oct 7, 2015 New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 9, 2015 17:32