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Stub out cigarettes: Will other countries support Malaysia's attempt to rein in the TPPA tobacco lobby?

All Malaysia needs is to find allies from among the other 10 TPPA negotiating countries, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. And International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Moh
The Establishment Post
added Mar 3, 2014 10:27
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[USA] Australia's Plain Tobacco Packaging Laws Are A Sticking Point For A New US Trade Deal

An intellectual property business delegation from the US Chamber of Commerce in Australia this week sees the removal, by law, of company brands as “strange”. They understand the health benefits but argue that a company’s brand is highly valuable, and in
Business Insider
added Nov 24, 2013 01:08
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14
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John Oliver explains how Philip Morris and BAT are using trade agreements to bully nations

This is a must-see video, since it takes arcane details of international trade and translates it into English. Watch it on YouTube here. For a more academic discussion of how the pending Trans Pacific Partnership will help Big Tobacco and other corpor
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 16, 2015 15:59
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[Africa, Australia, Uruguay] Tobacco Industry Tactics Limit Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

The industry is warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health advocates and officials said.
New York Times
added Dec 13, 2013 02:12
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[Malaysia] M'sia said to have backed down on TPP stance

The Bantah TPP agreement organisation expressed disappointment ... Mohd Nizam said based on leaked negotiation documents and reports from Wikileaks, Hufftington Post and Inside US Trade, it is apparent that Malaysia has weakened its stance on tobacco and
The Malaysian Reserve (my)
added Dec 16, 2013 02:26
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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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[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
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:46
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Big Tobacco's Pacific Trade-Pact Fight

The battle is part of a “true David-and-Goliath fight going on, with tobacco companies wanting to impose legal costs on governments and discourage them from moving forward on plain packaging,” says Chris Bostic, deputy director for policy at Action on Sm
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Nov 15, 2013 02:55
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[Asia-pacific] Exposing the TPP: The Dirtiest Deal You Never Heard Of

instances of this happening have already taken place. Right now, Philip is trying to reverse the Fair And Equitable Tobacco Reform Act (FETRA), implemented by US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in an attempt to score more profit from increasing taxes.
Clapway
added Jul 27, 2015 15:52
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