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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Proposed Trans Pacific Partnership takes a battering : Tobacco Reporter

An Australian parliamentary committee has issued a damning verdict on what it knows about the (TPP)... The Blind Agreement report by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee denounces the ‘all-or-nothing choice’ that parliament would b
Tobacco Reporter
added Jul 1, 2015 22:19
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New York Times: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Fights for Big Tobacco

Government officials trying to protect public health should be wary when the U.S. Chamber comes calling to do the bidding of the tobacco industry, and the U.S. Chamber should publicly disclose its donors so that officials can be fully informed about thei
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 30, 2015 20:08
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Why is the US Chamber of Commerce lobbying abroad for smoking?

“They represent the interests of the tobacco industry,” said Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the head of the Secretariat that oversees the WHO treaty...“They are putting their feet everywhere where there are stronger regulations coming up.”
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 30, 2015 17:46
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[Asia-pacific] Blind agreement: reforming Australia's treaty-making process (PDF)

The committee is left in no doubt that in respect of the Commonwealth treaty- making process there is a groundswell for change backed by compelling evidence and practical suggestions for improvement. The committee received evidence from leading industr
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:33
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14
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[Asia-pacific] U.S. Chamber Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures

From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, according to interviews w
New York Times
added Jun 30, 2015 08:39
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[Asia-pacific, USA] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes Center Stage

congressional passage of the Trade Promotion Authority bill was only the warm-up act....the most recent position associated with U.S. negotiators – although not the official position, reportedly – is that tobacco-related claims should be excluded from acc
Cato Institute
added Jun 25, 2015 15:40
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Free trade agreements 'preferential' and dangerous, says Productivity Commission

The cost to Australia of defending an action brought against it by Philip Morris Asia under an investor-state dispute settlement clause over its plain tobacco packaging legislation were "unknown, unfunded and likely to be substantial."
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 25, 2015 12:36
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Obama Can Help End Tobacco Epidemic, Says ASH

Now that Fast-Track has passed...Obama and USTR Ambassador Froman should insist that tobacco be granted a full “carve out” from the TPP...all of the TPP countries (except the U.S.) have ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 25, 2015 11:07
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[USA] Senate approves worker assistance program defeated by the House

Brown, who led Democratic opposition to fast-track, said the fight will shift to the Trans-Pacific Partnership...will likely give more power to tobacco companies ... not happy that his Leveling the Playing Field Act...was used to grease fast-track to pass
The Hill
added Jun 25, 2015 09:48
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