Headlines Tagged with USTR — 945 headlines found
Tobacco companies are among losers in the pact. The agreement is the one of the first in the world to allow countries to prevent the tobacco industry from suing foreign governments over antismoking measures in special arbitration panels. Philip Morris In
Oct 5, 2015 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2015 23:34
[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
Oct 5, 2015 The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 4, 2015 20:40
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.
Apr 30, 2015 Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 30, 2015 21:40
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.
Apr 10, 2014 Boston Review
added Apr 11, 2014 11:29
The Post joins other newspapers that have called for protecting tobacco control measures under the TPP, including:
Sep 18, 2013 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 19, 2013 13:50
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.
Aug 27, 2013 Saskatoon (Sas) Star Phoenix (ca)
added Aug 27, 2013 11:02
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
May 27, 2015 Democracy Now!
added May 27, 2015 14:20
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.
Jan 12, 2015 Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jan 15, 2015 10:49
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
Feb 6, 2014 CBS
added Feb 7, 2014 13:48
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.
Sep 4, 2013 Center for Global Development (CGD)
added Sep 5, 2013 15:24