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GILMORE: The public deserves to know what's in the free-trade treaty.

But a version of this provision in an earlier treaty has led to disgusting behavior by tobacco giant Philip Morris in Australia and several other countries; for chapter and verse, watch this brilliant piece by HBO’s John Oliver. It's better journalism on
Slate
added Apr 14, 2015 03:23
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[New Zealand] Senior doctors endorse nurses concerns over secret Trans Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations

Senior doctors endorse the concerns raised by nurses about the secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Oct 15, 2013 02:05
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Fees Denied To Firm in Lobby Suit

Lobbyists who sued the Obama administration over its ban on lobbyists serving on federal agency advisory committees are not entitled to legal fees...wanted to serve on Industry Trade Advisory Committees managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the
National Law Journal
added Sep 21, 2015 14:30
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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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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] UPDATE 1-Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules (Adds comments from Australia's Robb, lobby group, background, Democrats)

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing possi
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 09:00
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PHI Letter to White House regarding Tobacco Control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

I am writing on behalf of the Public Health Institute (PHI), … request that the US Trade Representative seek to "carve out" tobacco control measures and tobacco products from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and remove Investor State Dispute Resolut
Public Health Institute
added Oct 9, 2013 09:58
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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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[Europe] Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]

European Union officials face charges of evasion and cover up after concealing basic information about their negotiations with tobacco companies over a pair of pending "trade" deals, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in
Common Dreams
added Aug 28, 2015 20:09
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Bahrain mulls 300% rise in tobacco tax

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) says the country would lose BD100m ($265m) in tobacco sales each year if it went ahead.... Tobacco company executives and dealers and a visiting US Trade Department official reportedly met in Bahrain earlier
Arabian Business
added May 20, 2014 06:58
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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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