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[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

[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

We, the Ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce that we have today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Feb 4, 2016 17:50

[Asia-pacific] 35 Health Groups Urge Congress to Support Trans-Pacific Partnership Provision Protecting Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attacks

“The provision will protect the rights of current and future TPP participating nations to adopt public health measures that reduce tobacco use without fear of facing lengthy and expensive trade disputes initiated by tobacco companies. Our organizations c
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2016 21:53

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] As Signing Nears, Froman Offers Glimpse Of TPP Strategy ($$)

Froman on Tuesday sketched out his office’s plans to sell the deal to lawmakers, who have criticized its provisions on banking data, drug protection and tobacco regulations. Froman said this week’s signing in New Zealand...
added Feb 3, 2016 21:48

[Asia-pacific] Major TPP political players talking

Obama discussed the pact in his meeting Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan...That tobacco provision in TPP that McConnell hates? It’s convinced the American Cancer Society to push for the deal. “We are pleased
added Feb 3, 2016 20:45

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of Trans-Pacific trade deal

unions and public health groups, are calling for an urgent independent review..."In a way, the tobacco exception proves that, because to really exclude something, you'd need to do what they did with tobacco [explicitly state tobacco control laws cannot be
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 3, 2016 20:43

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] DENIS: TPPA and investor-state disputes, learn from Libyan ‘shocker’

a law proposed by the executive branch, made into law by parliament, then ruled upon by Australia's highest courts, was challenged in a private arbitration centre by this tobacco company. After this suit, at least 13 other countries (see graphic below) h
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:20

[Asia-pacific] ACS: TPP Approval Letters to Congress (PDF)

I write to encourage your vote in support of the agreement. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network supports approval of the TPP because of the historic provision it contains to protect lifesaving tobacco control measures from tobacco indust
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:31

[Asia-pacific] Trade Reps to Sign Trans-Pacific Partnership with Historic Tobacco Control Provision on World Cancer Day

Froman will join 11 other trade ministers in Auckland, New Zealand, this week to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... “For far too long the tobacco industry has worked to undermine efforts around the world to encourage smokers to quit and prevent t
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:28
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