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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia, Uruguay] KANG: Setting the record straight on TPP’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement – Shaun Kang

even if, Phillip Morris succeeds in those two cases, the decision will not bind future arbitral tribunals. Accordingly, the resounding quotation of the Phillip Morris cases should not send shivers down the spine and be a basis to shy away from ISDS provis
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 4, 2015 20:40
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[Vietnam] GOODWIN: Watch Out, Joe Camel Is Back: Big Tobacco and the TPP

helping to promote cigarette use, an industry that accounts for one in ten adult deaths worldwide, especially among young Vietnamese women, will not make for a proud Obama legacy.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 30, 2015 21:40
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McELWEE: Big Tobacco Abroad / The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the downside to free trade.

Tagore, the Bengalese poet, wrote of the Opium wars that, “In hopelessness, China pathetically declared: ‘I do not require any opium.’ But the British shopkeeper answered: ‘That’s all nonsense. You must take it.’” History rhymes again.
Boston Review
added Apr 11, 2014 11:29
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Washington Post: Trade Deal Must Reflect “Unique Dangers” of Tobacco

The Post joins other newspapers that have called for protecting tobacco control measures under the TPP, including:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 19, 2013 13:50
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[Brunei, Canada, USA] EDITORIAL: Tobacco retreat damages trade

By allowing the tobacco industry to undercut these measures and throw the health of millions to the wind, the U.S. is risking putting a chill on all international trade agreements.
Saskatoon (Sas) Star Phoenix (ca)
added Aug 27, 2013 11:02
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VIDEO: Julian Assange on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

we know from similar instruments where governments can be sued over free trade treaties that that is used to construct a chilling effect on environmental and health regulation law. For example, Togo, Australia, Uruguay are all being sued by tobacco compan
Democracy Now!
added May 27, 2015 14:20
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TOBACCO CARVE OUT: A BAD SOLUTION TO A NONEXISTENT PROBLEM

A proposal to exclude any legal product or sector – including tobacco – from international trade and investment agreements is a flawed policy that would undermine the rule of law and deny a legal industry access to justice.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jan 15, 2015 10:49
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The heated politics of free trade

CVS will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. President Obama … was so pleased he told the world. But staunch Obama allies ... are ticked off. ... The issue is not tobacco sales, per se, but free trade. And so begins our journey into the c
CBS
added Feb 7, 2014 13:48
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[Brunei] GLASSMAN: USTR: Export Good Tobacco Policies in the TPP

the USTR TPP proposal is a step further back for international US leadership against tobacco. Twitter says the Administration may revisit their position ahead of a next round of talks; let’s hope the result is different this time.
Center for Global Development (CGD)
added Sep 5, 2013 15:24
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[Asia] Malaysia's move to snuff out tobacco products in TPPA lauded

The New York Times has lauded Malaysia's resistance ... Malaysia Singa-pore Coffee Shop Proprietors' General Association came under fire for objecting to the Malaysian Government's plan to ban open display of cigarette packs. Malaysian Council for Tobacc
The Star (my)
added Sep 2, 2013 12:05
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