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[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
Politico
added Feb 13, 2016 05:47
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[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
Forbes
added Feb 12, 2016 20:52
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[Asia-pacific] HENDRIE: Free Trade Agreements Should Promote Strong IP Protections

Opposition to this “carve-out,” as it is known, should not correspond to approval for smoking or tobacco. This provision is needlessly discriminatory and should be removed because it creates the precedent for adding new regulations in an agreement that
Americans for Tax Reform
added Feb 12, 2016 05:23
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[Asia-pacific] Ryan says trade deal short on votes in Congress

Data protections for high-tech biologic medicines and a tobacco carve-out included in the deal have caused the most upset among lawmakers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have sa
The Hill
added Feb 9, 2016 22:39
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[Asia-pacific] TPP's Tobacco Carveout Could Rock Arbitration Landscape ($$)

On its face, Article 29.5 of the TPP appears to firmly close the door on any company looking to use the agreement's investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, system to fight tobacco control measures that hamper their investments within TPP countries.
Law360
added Feb 9, 2016 07:46
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[Asia-pacific] Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

he discusses how similar measures have already been taken to affect environmental and health regulation laws, including in Togo, Australia, and Uruguay, which are all being sued by tobacco...Each one of these cases, on average, governments spend more than
Collective Evolution (CE)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:15
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[Asia-pacific] National Interest Analysis [2016]: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Governments of: Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia...(PDF)

Australia will also lodge a notification, expressly permitted under Article 29.5, electing to prevent any and all Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) challenges to Australia’s tobacco control measures under the TPP...Australia’s tobacco control meas
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Feb 23, 2016 08:06
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed in Auckland

The ceremony in Auckland brings the huge trade pact, which has been five years in the making, another step towards to becoming a reality. But the TPP continues to face opposition. The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world's economy - they now have
BBC Online
added Feb 6, 2016 21:24
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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Unlocking Opportunity for Americans through trade with the Asia Pacific

President Obama’s trade agenda is dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. That’s why we are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 21st century trade agreement that will boost U.S. econom
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Feb 4, 2016 18:03
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