Headlines Tagged with USTR — 362 headlines found
In practice, the threat of action can have a handcuffing effect....In New Zealand, action on plain packaging of cigarettes has already been delayed; we're waiting because a tobacco company is suing Australia.
Oct 31, 2014 New Zealand Herald
added Oct 31, 2014 19:52
Now for the good news. Many governments are fighting back against the Big Tobacco onslaught, with Malaysia taking a lead role on two important fronts: the Tobacco Control Convention and the TPPA.
Oct 28, 2014 Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 31, 2014 18:55
[Australia] VIDEO: Big Tobacco uses Investor Clauses to Defend its Killer Products: Senator Richard Di Natale
Oct 30, 2014 You Tube
added Oct 31, 2014 12:09
did not discuss how a potential agreement would handle tobacco regulations during two weeks of meetings in Australia, although U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman this week acknowledged that it remains a divisive issue.
Oct 30, 2014 World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Oct 30, 2014 13:10
the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco...The ISDS clause in the TPP would sell-out the national interest for the benefit of foreign corporations. But
Oct 30, 2014 MacroBusiness (au)
added Oct 30, 2014 13:09
[Australia, Canada, UK] PARKE: Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? | Melissa Parke
the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco, following the threat of ISDS arbitration under Nafta. Here in Australia, rural communities have successfully ca
Oct 29, 2014 Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:46
"Any lawsuit that had a chilling effect on tobacco control measures could jeopardise the Smokefree 2025 target which is very important in terms of reducing smoking amongst Māori. Tariana Turia.
Oct 29, 2014 Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:45
Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders. They say leaked information suggests international big business, such as the t
Oct 28, 2014 Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:38
[Australia, New Zealand] The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on health: Why an independent, comprehensive health impact assessment is crucial prior to signing
Indeed, even when the evidence of harm is substantial, industries such as Tobacco have a long and consistent history of systematically undermining and legally contesting the available scientific evidence, aiming to ensure that the benefit of any doubt is
Oct 28, 2014 New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:37
“The inclusion of Investor-State Disputes (ISDS) in the TPP would mean that US companies will be able to sue ...Philip Morris tobacco company had to find an obscure Hong Kong investment agreement with ISDS to sue our government over our plain packaging le
Oct 28, 2014 Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:33