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[Asia-pacific] Obama Sets Sights on 2016 TPP Approval, Despite Political Landscape

acknowledged that the campaign rhetoric – as well as other content-related compromises that have sparked concerns from US lawmakers, such as the tobacco carve-out agreed in TPP – could create some complications going forward.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:34

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Santiago challenges MITI on plain cigarette packaging

Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed to “come clean” on whether or not his ministry supports the Health’ Ministry..."15 other countries, aside from Australia, had either been sued by a tobacco multi (my)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:32

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] Morning Trade: OBAMA OPTIMISTIC ON TPP, PUSHES FOR VOTES

acknowledged hang ups that are keeping Republican leadership from fully supporting the pact, including a tobacco provision causing heartburn in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky. Obama said he looked forward to sending implem
added Feb 24, 2016 09:49

[Asia-pacific] Key Democrat opposes Pacific trade deal

with a majority of Democrats opposing the agreement and potentially supportive Republicans calling on the White House to reach a compromise over the treatment of pharmaceuticals and tobacco or face the TPP's possible failure.
The Hill
added Feb 23, 2016 19:13

[Asia-pacific] US China Trade War – Dueling US China Antidumping Cases, China’s NME Status, TPP, Aluminum and Congress Failure to let TAAF Fix the Trade Problem

Republicans, especially those from the South, have also taken issue with...The so-called tobacco carve out was meant as a gesture to public health advocates that did not want to see trade agreements used to undermine tobacco regulations. But this has face
JD Supra, LLC
added Feb 23, 2016 19:13

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] Remarks by the President at National Governors Association Reception

we said very explicitly in this trade deal that any country that regulates tobacco is not somehow violating trade agreements as long as it’s done fairly, as long as they’re not discriminating against American tobacco companies versus their own or those o
The White House
added Feb 23, 2016 23:56

[Asia-pacific] The TPP Tobacco Carveout Is Not A Slippery Slope ($$)

makes it very likely that any tobacco company effort to bring suit under the TPP ISDS provisions will be quickly dismissed. This novel clause has been applauded in public interest circles but has drawn criticism from business interests and legal commenta
added Feb 17, 2016 17:55

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Exclusive: Legal fight looms for government over plain tobacco packaging

British American Tobacco has confirmed to ONE News that it will explore "all possible legal avenues" to fight the legislation, which will be debated later this year after a delay due to legal action against Australia's government by another tobacco compan
TVNZ (nz)
added Feb 17, 2016 10:29

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Morning Trade: TOBACCO GROWERS SCARED OF TPP

"This is scary for us," Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said during a discussion hosted by the Washington International Trade Association. "When tobacco
added Feb 13, 2016 05:47

[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: Friends Of Big Tobacco Worship False Idols

Friends of the tobacco industry blame Obama for screwing them in the TPP, even though the tobacco exemption was added at the behest of Malaysia and agreed on by 12 governments. Getting angry and blaming your adversaries is easier and more politically pr
added Feb 12, 2016 20:52
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