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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Multinationals launch 50 lawsuits worth $31b against Asian nations

"Despite the ultimate failure of the case for Philip Morris, it illustrates the risk of ISDS when it comes to the state's ability to enact legislation for the benefit of its citizens," the report stated.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:18
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[Asia-pacific] Victory for Kentucky farmers: Anti-tobacco TPP deal is dead

The Obama administration, which treated tobacco as a “hostile witness” while negotiating the TPP deal, “has given up” on the 12-nation trade deal, has now given up on the deal and will not try to push it during the lame-duck session of Congress.
Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions
added Nov 14, 2016 13:50
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Singapore] LESTER: Excluding Tobacco From Trade Agreements: The Wrong Way To Promote Policy Space

The most frequently cited example is Philip Morris bringing claims against Uruguay and Australia for their respective tobacco laws. Both claims failed. This argument is overstated and unconvincing. Even after the Philip Morris claims, over thirty countri
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 2, 2016 19:39
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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] WATERS: Double-Election Whammy

Carving tobacco out of the ISDS would prevent companies from seeking due-process legal relief when foreign governments take property without compensation or seize assets in the name of "public health."...does nothing to protect public health yet appeases
West Kentucky Star
added Oct 16, 2016 14:02
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Are Big Trade Deals Creating ’Secret Courts’ by Pushing Arbitration?

direct response to lawsuit Philip Morris filed through its Hong Kong subsidiary to protest Australian cigarette-packaging guidelines. The TPP’s language isn’t bulletproof, but it’s narrow enough to put a hurdle in front of companies that seek damages fo
GlobalAtlanta
added Oct 15, 2016 02:01
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] TPP trade deal: plain packaging challenge triggered 'hysteria', lawyer tells MPs

Lawyer for Philip Morris’s bid to take Australia to court over cigarette laws says Australia has nothing to fear from trade deals that allow investor-state disputes
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:39
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[Asia-pacific] Yeutter says Pacific trade pact big U.S. win

and revisiting a last-minute deal that exempted tobacco from protections allowed for other agricultural sectors. If President Obama would negotiate those fixes, Yeutter said, the agreement may be able to move through Congress. The tobacco provision infur
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Oct 2, 2016 13:30
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell, Other Senators Oppose Taking Up TPP in 2016

While McConnell and other Republicans want tobacco products to be covered by the ISDS process, Brown and the Democrats are critics of the mechanism, which the senators said makes U.S. public health, worker safety and environmental laws “vulnerable to cor
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Sep 30, 2016 20:28
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: WTO forum winds down with e-commerce in spotlight

Paul Ryan on Wednesday repeated that he did not expect a vote on the TPP agreement in the lame-duck session because of provisions that disappointed the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and their supporters in Congress.
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:53
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: Hatch wants TPP and his 12 years, too

Ron Wyden also weighed in on the TPP debate Tuesday...“If you were to cut the public health protections and the big tobacco companies could roll the small countries with respect to tobacco control measures, that’s what I’m talking about.” A number of Rep
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:52
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