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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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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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[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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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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[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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[Australia] DOLACK: Secret trade deal offers more tobacco, less health care

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.
Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Tightens / MoreTobacco, Less Health Care

They will now end their practice of “consultation” — the August 23 to 30 negotiations (the 19th round) are the last scheduled. Instead, negotiators will begin to meet in unannounced meetings. In other words, not only is the text of the TPP to remain a se
CounterPunch
added Sep 6, 2013 13:29
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[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
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Oct 1, 2015 17:06
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