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[Asia-pacific] Will Tobacco Kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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.
The National Interest
added Oct 13, 2015 17:57

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Egypt] PHA: Towards corporate dictatorship

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
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:20

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Fight over tobacco could derail gains for pork, poultry

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
Kinston (NC) Free Press
added Oct 13, 2015 10:16
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[Asia-pacific] FRANKEL: Why Support the TPP?

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
Project Syndicate
added Oct 12, 2015 10:22

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Farce of TPPA secrecy must end, Groser must stop misleading statements

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.
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 11, 2015 08:50

[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Q+A: Trade Minister Tim Groser on the TPP

[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.’
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 11, 2015 08:44

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Tobacco draws a fight in trade deal

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
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Oct 11, 2015 08:40
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MYDIN: Triumph for public health in Trans-Pacific Partnership

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.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2015 11:14
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[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 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.
added Oct 10, 2015 10:16
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Carving out tobacco out of TPP lauded by health groups

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
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 9, 2015 17:32
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