Headlines Tagged with USTR — 837 headlines found
[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
Nov 25, 2015 Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19
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.
Nov 22, 2015 St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 23, 2015 01:52
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.
Nov 19, 2015 US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Nov 21, 2015 16:14
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.
Nov 20, 2015 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.
Nov 20, 2015 The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04
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.
Nov 18, 2015 Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:03
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
Nov 16, 2015 The Hill
added Nov 17, 2015 14:19
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.
Nov 17, 2015 Malaysian Digest (my)
added Nov 17, 2015 14:15
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).
Nov 13, 2015 Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 13, 2015 03:07
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
Nov 12, 2015 International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Nov 12, 2015 21:01