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[Malaysia, USA] CHEAH: Open letter to President Barack Obama – Molly Cheah

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control...urges you to make your visit to Malaysia more significant than the last time a US President, Lyndon Johnson, visited Malaysia in 1966 by stating your irrevocable support for Malaysia's total tobacco carve-out propos
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Apr 24, 2014 11:28

[Malaysia] Smoke gets in BAT’s eyes

British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT), is still in the dark on the details of the government's plan to carve-out the tobacco sector from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement... BAT corporate and legal affairs director Christine Lee Oi Kuan said
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:37

[Australia, Indonesia] LIMENTA: The Thinker: Battle Big Tobacco

Weak enforcement and legislative control will only benefit large tobacco companies. Meanwhile, the costs of smoking to society are immeasurable. The fact that cigarettes often are the second-largest item of household expenditure after food for the poorest
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:16

EDITORIAL: This Time, Get Global Trade Right

Another big issue is whether these trade agreements will give investors unnecessary power to sue foreign governments over policies they dislike, including health and environmental regulations. Philip Morris, for example, is trying to overturn Australian r
New York Times
added Apr 20, 2014 08:08

Research paper / Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid

Governments should not be intimidated by tobacco company threats and unsubstantiated claims, and carefully craft HWL laws to withstand the inevitable tobacco industry lawsuits with the knowledge that the companies’ own lawyers as well as authoritative bod
Tobacco Control
added Apr 12, 2014 14:52

McELWEE: Big Tobacco Abroad / The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the downside to free trade.

Tagore, the Bengalese poet, wrote of the Opium wars that, “In hopelessness, China pathetically declared: ‘I do not require any opium.’ But the British shopkeeper answered: ‘That’s all nonsense. You must take it.’” History rhymes again.
Boston Review
added Apr 11, 2014 11:29

GRIJALVA: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Terrible for Public Health

Our negotiators have even pushed for the agreement to provide tobacco companies with special rights to sue governments and undermine health regulation in quasi-judicial foreign tribunals. We didn't have to end up here. In 2007, Democratic leaders in Cong
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 8, 2014 16:52

Akin Gump To Lobby For Philip Morris On Trade Pacts ($$)

tapped Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to lobby lawmakers on potential tobacco provisions in two major trade deals the U.S. is negotiating with Pacific Rim and European countries, according to a recent disclosure.
added Apr 2, 2014 11:11

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Close, but No Cigar for Tobacco Control Treaty Ratification

Dipo stressed that Yudhoyono was “in no rush” to ratify the FCTC because of the impact it would have on the country’s tobacco growers. “Tobacco farmers needn’t be overly concerned or start holding protests just yet... The clove cigarette industry is incr
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Mar 8, 2014 14:04

Stub out cigarettes: Will other countries support Malaysia's attempt to rein in the TPPA tobacco lobby?

All Malaysia needs is to find allies from among the other 10 TPPA negotiating countries, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. And International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Moh
The Establishment Post
added Mar 3, 2014 10:27
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