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[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
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] To what extent does a tobacco carve-out protect public health in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

the failure of the TPP to include a mandatory, comprehensive carve-out of tobacco leaves other trade avenues vulnerable to tobacco industry exploitation. Without comprehensive exclusions for tobacco, the TPP leaves open the risk that Australian and other
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 02:10
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] RANALD: High Court the final authority? Think again

majority of Australians oppose ISDS in the TPP. They oppose the idea that a global tobacco company or a global mining company should have special legal rights... The Panama Papers scandals show that global companies already have enormous power to both eva
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Apr 8, 2016 23:34
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Starling rallies for ag support

Starling, who now serves as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis...He then moved on to the TPP and TTIP...Starling and Tillis are opposing this law to stand up for the tobacco farmers. He said they “would do the same if it were our pig farmers or soybe
Sampson (NC) Independent
added Mar 27, 2016 18:28
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: HOLDING: USTR NOT OFFERING ANYTHING YET ON TOBACCO

The Obama administration has not offered any plan to win over the votes of an estimated 12 to 18 House lawmakers who are upset over how tobacco was treated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Rep. George Holding said Monday evening at a TTIP reception hoste
Politico
added Mar 22, 2016 23:25
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Anti-smoking advocates give the TPP a thumbs down

Smokefree Coalition's executive director, Dr Prudence Stone, has told a Parliamentary hearing the carve out of tobacco from investor state dispute settlement provisions is a hollow win. She said it does nothing to stop the tobacco industry from financial
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 18, 2016 02:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] VIDEO: Food labelling and product safety laws in jeopardy under TPP says Choice

To reassure the public, the TPP includes two carve-outs: one for tobacco control measures, and one general carve-out for public health and the environment, "except in rare circumstances".... "But they're of little value. The fact the negotiators felt they
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 11, 2016 16:19
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Time for a Tobacco Act, says MCTC

The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC)... Speaking to FMT, MTMC President Molly Cheah said she hoped Putrajaya would use the time allocated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to finally come up with a Tobacco Act. Countries com
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Mar 11, 2016 16:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Reconsider ‘regressive’ plain packaging plan, Asean intellectual property body tells Putrajaya

The Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA) has urged Putrajaya to reconsider its proposal to introduce plain packaging for tobacco, calling such a move “regressive”. In a statement issued today, Asean IPA said that such a proposal by the Hea
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 7, 2016 08:07
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ASSUNTA: Big tobacco plainly lying about plain packaging ― Mary Assunta

I wish to respond to the reports in the Malay Mail Online on plain packaging of tobacco.... The Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufactures (CMTM) makes several predictable claims against plain packaging which are nothing more than scaremongering an
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 1, 2016 16:04
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