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[New Zealand] LONDON: TPPA – be afraid, be vocal

they would seriously interfere with our efforts in New Zealand to reduce the consumption of tobacco and alcohol. They would be able to sue our country if we passed legislation they considered to be against their interests. See the website – it goes into
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Nov 13, 2014 23:14
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[Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia] WONG: Trans-Pacific Partnership: A recipe for corporate dictatorship

These are the US panellists who are among those judging the merits of corporate claims against government regulations... David A Williams: A Lawyer who is currently representing Philip Morris in its suit seeking to overturn the Australian government to o
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Nov 11, 2014 09:30
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[Asia] LIMSTIT: Protecting Thailand from the hazards of international arbitration

Transnational tobacco companies are using BITs to sue these countries' governments, with the aim of overruling state tobacco regulations for plain packaging with graphic health warnings. If the companies win the cases, then tobacco warnings will be weaken
The Nation (th)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:58
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[India, Spain, USA] SHUKLA: International trade impacts tobacco control

The issue of how international trade agreements and tobacco industry tactics are threatening existing tobacco control policies was also brought into focus at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Barcelona. Lawyer Mattew Allen said th
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:53
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[India, Sri Lanka] PERERA: Third world’s unceasing struggle with Transnational Tobacco Mafia

In July 1992, both Philip Morris and BAT, the US tobacco giants gets their first indication that the news had leaked to UK newspapers that Margaret Thatcher had become their consultant and appoint political trouble shooters the task of creating counter.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:48
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Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views - Blog

the debate will be likely played out in just these political circles rather than legal ones, unless the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sides with those challenging Australia's tobacco packaging regime. Unfortunately, the WTO has now held over its ruling u
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43
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[New Zealand] TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging legislation not threatened

Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement before New Zealand signs the dotted line.
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Nov 9, 2014 22:32
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[New Zealand] Tim Groser: Secrecy is part of TPPA negotiations

Details of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not be released until a deal is reached, Trade Minister Tim Groser says. Thousands of people took to the streets in rallies across the country yesterday to protest against the TPPA.
TV3 (nz)
added Nov 8, 2014 20:57
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[New Zealand] TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging not threatened

Members of the Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment...could give international business interests, such as Big Tobacco, the right to sue the N
Scoop (nz)
added Nov 7, 2014 08:20
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[USA, North Carolina] LAVERY/SHERIDAN: A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains

when we visited the tobacco fields in North Carolina we were shocked to find that this only scrapes the surface ... The Modern Slavery Bill has offered us an opportunity to tighten rules that already govern our supply chains, and we are proud that the Lab
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 5, 2014 11:04
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