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[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

[Malaysia] Under TPPA warning labels can attract billion-dollar suits

This is based on the experience faced by Uruguay and Australia which were sued billions of dollars by international tobacco company Philip Morris. Malaysia can be sued for billions if it displays “Smoking is bad for health” warning on its cigarette packs (my)
added Nov 8, 2013 03:35

[Malaysia, USA] Stop Trade Protections For Big Tobacco

The U.S. Trade Representative should accept Malaysia's historic proposal to carve out protections for Big Tobacco from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega-trade deal among 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S. The TPP negotiators are meeting
PR Newswire
added Sep 9, 2013 05:26

[Oregon] NORTH: For the Convenience of the Tobacco Companies

The Obama administration has understandably expressed its opposition to use of the chemical Sarin that has killed hundreds in Syria. It’s too bad it doesn’t have the backbone to stand up to the promotion of cigarettes chock full of other chemicals that ha
The Lund Report
added Sep 5, 2013 07:39

[Africa, USA] Tobacco, Cashew Nuts Tanzania's Potential AGOA Export Bailout

MANY African countries, including Tanzania, are likely to miss the opportunity of enhancing their trade relations with the US through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which is coming to an end in 2015. ... So far, the AGOA list excludes s
added Aug 22, 2013 16:40

[Asia-pacific] GLOBAL TRADE AND CUSTOMS JOURNAL: Robert Ireland, 'The Trans-Pacific Partnership Tobacco Carve-Out Precedent' (2016)

the TPP tobacco carve-out is another in a growing list of legal and policy defeats for TTCs. This article summarises the state-TTC conflict that influenced and resulted in the TPP tobacco carve-out.
Wolters Kluwer
added Apr 18, 2016 03:08

[Asia-pacific] Obama faces TPP deal balancing act as Congress considers approval

Mitch McConnell, may also be jeopardised by the fact that the tobacco industry in his home state of Kentucky has been exempted ...“In the months ahead, the Senate will review TPP and determine if it meets the high standards Congress and the American peopl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 23:38

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Editorials: What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

leaked documents show that an investor–state dispute settlement mechanism is being negotiated for the TPPA...A similar mechanism in another treaty enabled Philip Morris Asia to sue the Australian Government over plain tobacco packaging.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Mar 3, 2015 04:19

[Australia] Philip Morris Issued A Long-Winded, Hacking Response To John Oliver’s Anti-Tobacco Rant

"we take seriously the responsibility that comes with selling a product that is an adult choice and is harmful to health.” Translation: Don’t listen to John Oliver. He’s just a stupid comedian, and we know we’re selling a deadly product. He’s not as smar
added Feb 17, 2015 17:39

U.S. floats cutting tobacco from part of Pacific trade pact -sources

has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia, sources briefed on the negotiations said. Dropping tobacco from the inves
added Oct 21, 2014 22:47
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