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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tob
Malay Mail (my)
added May 24, 2016 15:41
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[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors (PDF) (792pp)

beverages and tobacco products would experience a substantial reduction in the export tariffs faced by the industry. This change would result in export and output gains in this sector. . . . Several interested parties expressed concern about TPP’s carv
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
added May 21, 2016 01:28
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[Asia-pacific] As Congress Reviews Trans-Pacific Partnership Following ITC Report, Provision Protecting Tobacco Control Measures Warrants Strong Support

Some members of Congress from tobacco-growing states have indicated they will oppose the TPP because of this provision. If they do so, the ITC report underscores that they will be hurting the overall agricultural interests of their states and even the int
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 21, 2016 01:18
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Big Tobacco abuses investor-state dispute settlement: law expert

Big Tobacco is like Monty Python’s Black Knight, says QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Matthew Rimmer after Philip Morris Asia was defeated in its attempt to sue the Australian Government over plain packaging of cigarettes. Professor Rimmer, fro
HealthCanal.com
added May 19, 2016 22:20
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[Asia-pacific] Australia versus Philip Morris. How we took on big tobacco and won

"If we ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership transnational corporations based in the United States will gain an avenue to sue Australia. There's an exclusion for tobacco control measures, but no solid exclusion for other health measures."
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 17, 2016 14:04
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] US seeks more in TPP on medicine monopolies at APEC meeting

The tobacco industry is also claiming that the TPP is discriminatory because it prevents them from suing governments over tobacco regulation, while allowing other global corporations to sue over other public interest legislation.”... “It is outrageous tha
Scoop (nz)
added May 17, 2016 00:30
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Canada: Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products

Plain packaging in this context means that tobacco company brand elements consisting of colours, logo and design elements of the brand will not be allowed to be used on product packaging. However, there are potential conflicts between government and suppl
Mondaq
added May 12, 2016 02:13
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[Asia-pacific] HUDSON: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive... But the tobacco companies vowed to fight back, and the TTIP is now their major hope.
CounterPunch
added May 11, 2016 19:54
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[Asia-pacific] SFP welcomes European Court of Justice ruling upholding the Tobacco Products Directive

SFP Director Florence Berteletti said: “The Court decision is excellent news for public health. The TPD has the potential to save millions of lives in the future by preventing smoking among children and young people. With the legal uncertainties out of t
Smoke Free Partnership (be)
added May 4, 2016 16:30
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Vietnam] BAKER: President Obama Pushes a Weak Case on TPP

One important exception is tobacco. Several of the countries in the TPP have high tariffs on U.S. tobacco exports, so the TPP will be making cigarettes cheaper for kids in Vietnam, Malaysia, and elsewhere.
AlterNet.org
added May 3, 2016 15:59
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