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[Canada] LABONTE/SCHRAMM: Time for trade ministers to think about public health

“Investment” in the draft TPP chapter includes trademarks, making public health measures regarding tobacco control or even labeling requirements for alcohol or food products potentially vulnerable. ISDS provisions in other treaties are already being used
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 21, 2014 14:29
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[Canada, China, Eastern Europe, UK] Is smoking finally on its way to being stamped out?

So, while the ruling doesn’t sound the death knell for Big Tobacco, it is a blow as the industry grapples with its biggest crisis in decades, with many of the biggest manufacturers scrambling for growth in an environment in which governments are increasi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 6, 2015 19:53
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Australia’s ‘plain packaging’ stubs out cigarette branding, prompting backlash

it has touched off a war being fought in domestic courts, at a Geneva-based agency that enforces world trade treaties, and through obscure arbitration panels working out of organizations such as the World Bank. Anti-smoking activists regard Australia’s n
Washington Post
added Oct 30, 2013 14:34
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[USA] LETTERS: Tobacco, Trade Agreements and Public Health

The United States government’s proposal on tobacco in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations represents a step forward for public health in the international trade community. -- BILL CORR ... it already has a safe harbor in our trade agreements and u
New York Times
added Aug 26, 2013 23:50
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[California] Big Tobacco To Participate In Trans-Pacific Trade Talks In San Diego

On Monday, government officials from Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Australia, Peru, Vietnam and the U.S. will converge on the Hilton Bayfront to discuss the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement which would promote trade between growing n
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jul 1, 2012 15:23
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Obama ‘Much More Optimistic’ on Finalizing TPP; Pritzker Seeks Ex-Im Renewal, TPA Bills Frid

a “big bugaboo,” namely tobacco companies suing poorer countries to make sure that anti-smoking legislation is banned, or pursuing prolonged litigation so smaller countries cave. “Those are issues that I think can be negotiated,”
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Dec 14, 2014 14:25
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Malaysia seeks support to exclude tobacco from TPP

Malaysia is seeking support from other countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to exclude tobacco from the agreement, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 11, 2013 13:23
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[Asia, Namibia, Solomon Islands, Togo] WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters

JOHN OLIVER:...it's not just Togo. Two tobacco companies sued Australia in its highest court. Philip Morris International is currently suing Uruguay. British American Tobacco sent a similar letter to Namibia, ... the Solomon Islands.
Democracy Now!
added Jun 2, 2015 22:16
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[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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DOLACK: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: STRICT SECRECY

The governments negotiating the draconian TPP still don’t want you to know what’s in it. Many of them issued cheery press releases congratulating themselves for the "progress" they made last week in Brunei. But you will search in vain for any information
World War 4 Report
added Oct 3, 2013 12:21
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