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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

[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

[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.
added Feb 9, 2016 07:46

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Asia-pacific] TPP Full Text

29. Exceptions l Chapter Summary
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Feb 4, 2016 18:01


Article 29.5: Tobacco Control Measures: A Party may elect to deny the benefits of Section B of Chapter 9 (Investment) with respect to claims challenging a tobacco control measure13 of the Party. Such a claim shall not be submitted to arbitration under Sec
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Feb 4, 2016 18:00
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