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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Big Tobacco abuses investor-state dispute settlement: law expert

Big Tobacco is like Monty Python’s Black Knight, says QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Matthew Rimmer after Philip Morris Asia was defeated in its attempt to sue the Australian Government over plain packaging of cigarettes. Professor Rimmer, fro
added May 19, 2016 22:20

[Asia-pacific] Australia versus Philip Morris. How we took on big tobacco and won

"If we ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership transnational corporations based in the United States will gain an avenue to sue Australia. There's an exclusion for tobacco control measures, but no solid exclusion for other health measures."
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 17, 2016 14:04

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] US seeks more in TPP on medicine monopolies at APEC meeting

The tobacco industry is also claiming that the TPP is discriminatory because it prevents them from suing governments over tobacco regulation, while allowing other global corporations to sue over other public interest legislation.”... “It is outrageous tha
Scoop (nz)
added May 17, 2016 00:30

[Asia-pacific] HUDSON: The Dangers of Free Trade Agreements: TTIP’s Threat to Europe’s Elderly

Last week the European Court of Justice upheld the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive... But the tobacco companies vowed to fight back, and the TTIP is now their major hope.
added May 11, 2016 19:54

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Canada: Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products

Plain packaging in this context means that tobacco company brand elements consisting of colours, logo and design elements of the brand will not be allowed to be used on product packaging. However, there are potential conflicts between government and suppl
added May 12, 2016 02:13

[Asia-pacific] SFP welcomes European Court of Justice ruling upholding the Tobacco Products Directive

SFP Director Florence Berteletti said: “The Court decision is excellent news for public health. The TPD has the potential to save millions of lives in the future by preventing smoking among children and young people. With the legal uncertainties out of t
Smoke Free Partnership (be)
added May 4, 2016 16:30

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Vietnam] BAKER: President Obama Pushes a Weak Case on TPP

One important exception is tobacco. Several of the countries in the TPP have high tariffs on U.S. tobacco exports, so the TPP will be making cigarettes cheaper for kids in Vietnam, Malaysia, and elsewhere.
added May 3, 2016 15:59
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[Asia-pacific] PUIG/SHAFFER: A Breakthrough with the TPP: The Tobacco Carve-Out (PDF)

The TPP tobacco carve-out is an underappreciated, critical first step that existing and future trade and investment agreements should also adopt. The U.S. already has free trade agreements with many TPP countries, such as Mexico and Canada under NAFTA, an
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 29, 2016 09:07

[Asia-pacific] A Breakthrough with the TPP: The Tobacco Carve-Out

we welcome a departure from a policy of unqualified support for the tobacco industry by U.S. trade authorities. We attempt to influence the public debate in light of the coming approval process of the TPP in the Congress.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Apr 29, 2016 09:01

[Asia-pacific] Fact Sheet: Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Vietnam

Secretary Vilsack traveled to Vietnam today...Tobacco: Vietnam will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, which are currently as high as 135 percent. For manufactured tobacco products, Vietnam will eliminate tariffs in 16 years. For unmanufactured tobacco, Vi
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Apr 25, 2016 19:03
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