Headlines Tagged with USTR — 943 headlines found
“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
Feb 21, 2014 Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 21, 2014 14:29
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
Jun 6, 2015 Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 6, 2015 19:53
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
Oct 29, 2013 Washington Post
added Oct 30, 2013 14:34
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
Aug 27, 2013 New York Times
added Aug 26, 2013 23:50
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
Jun 30, 2012 San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jul 1, 2012 15:23
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,”
Dec 12, 2014 Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Dec 14, 2014 14:25
[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.
Jun 2, 2015 Democracy Now!
added Jun 2, 2015 22:16
r the TPP, the task of governments, codified in law, would be to maximise corporate profits. Such is the dystopia that awaits unless there is an international movement against the TPP, and then to overturn existing “free-trade” agreements.
Sep 16, 2013 Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08
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.
Sep 11, 2013 Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 11, 2013 13:23
[Asia-pacific] FLYNN: TPP Carve Out for Tobacco Shows Core Flaws in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
Those with knowledge of the new tobacco text have revealed that the language proposed to be added to the investment chapter reads: Exception Article X Tobacco control measures Tobacco control measures shall not be subject to the dispute resolution pro
Oct 1, 2015 infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Oct 1, 2015 17:06