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[Philippines] Asia-Pacific NGO pushes exclusion of tobacco from TPP

In a statement, the Asia Pacific Association on Control of Tobacco for Health (APACT) said including tobacco in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would undo international efforts to restrict cigarette companies' advertising and to require gra (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 21, 2013 14:51

[Malaysia] Tobacco snuffed out in TPPA

In a victory for the anti-tobacco lobby, Malaysia has decided to remove tobacco from the list of goods that can be brought into the country under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said t
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 18, 2013 12:02

[Asia-pacific, Australia] ISDS: The devil in the trade deal

ISDS, a provision in trade agreements that allows foreign investors to sue host governments, has become a ticking time bomb...This other court was an international ISDS tribunal, and Philip Morris was suing the Australian government for what it said was
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 26, 2015 07:29

GLANTZ: More evidence that the TPP is good for tobacco and polluters, bad for public health, environment and working people

All this just keeps building the case that the TPP is a bad idea for everyone but the big corporations who will use it to block sensible public health and environmental measures and keep wages down.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 17, 2013 16:30

[Malaysia] TPP Trade Pact Risks Degenerating Into Bilateral Deals, ADB Says

Japan’s defense of its farming industry, Malaysia’s proposal to keep tobacco control measures out of the deal, and the impact of currency manipulation on markets are among issues impeding progress on the accord that the U.S. calls the cornerstone of its e
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Oct 24, 2013 08:48

EDITORIAL: A Bad Smoke / The U.S. tries to exempt tobacco regulation from Pacific trade talks.

The tobacco carve-out is especially counterproductive because its economic importance is so small. The Obama Administration shouldn’t let anti-smoking activists interfere with America’s larger economic interest.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 9, 2013 17:19

[Asia-pacific, Australia] The TPP And The Future Of Japan Tobacco International

To quantify the impact of increasing political and legal opposition towards Japan Tobacco International and the whole tobacco industry, we need to merely look towards Australia and what happened is clear that the likelihood of the TPP becomin
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 20, 2015 09:37

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33

[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Attacks: Health: Case pending Philip Morris v. Australia / Case pending Philip Morris v. Uruguay

At Philip Morris’s request, the ongoing proceedings will be largely non-transparent, with public hearings prohibited and the public release of most documents left up to the discretion of each party. While Australia had argued for open hearings and transp
ISDS Corporate Attacks (Public Citizen)
added Jul 24, 2015 20:34
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