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Safeguards for Tobacco Control: Options for the TPPA

CONCLUSION Six chapters of the TPPA potentially threaten tobacco-control measures. They expand market access or protect the industry with WTO-plus rules that can be used in later rounds of litigation: 1. Investment—expands investor-state arbitration for U
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jan 24, 2014 16:36

[California] Richard Fink: The Koch Brothers’ Big Tobacco Man Behind the Kochtopus Curtain

relatively few people have heard of Richard Fink. And even fewer know of his connections to Big Tobacco – connections which may have influenced the creation and actions of Koch-funded front groups for decades to come. With the Kochs’ support, Fink estab
The Checks and Balances Project
added Feb 6, 2013 05:41

Confronting the tobacco epidemic in a new era of trade and investment liberalization. (PDF)

The ways in which the tobacco industry exploits international trade and investment agreements have also become more apparent. The industry continues to lobby bodies such as the office of the United states trade representative in order to gain access to,
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 21, 2012 00:18

Judge Affirms Ban on Lobbyists Sitting on Agency Boards

A federal district judge in Washington on Wednesday threw out a suit six lobbyists brought against the government over the Obama administration's ban on federal lobbyists sitting on agency boards and commissions. The lobbyists, who sought appointment or
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Sep 26, 2012 17:52

KENNY: In the War Against Smoking, America Is on the Wrong Side

The Obama administration has a chance to put the U.S. back on the right side of the war against smoking. The issue is back on the front burner thanks to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership—
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 2, 2012 10:06

[California] Big Tobacco To Participate In Trans-Pacific Trade Talks In San Diego

On Monday, government officials from Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Australia, Peru, Vietnam and the U.S. will converge on the Hilton Bayfront to discuss the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement which would promote trade between growing n
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jul 1, 2012 15:23

Leter to USTR from former USTRs Bill Brock, Mickey Kantor, Clayton Yeutter and Susan C. Schwab (PDF)

We urge the Administration not to proceed with this proposal without further consideration of the implications for the trading system that all of us and you have worked hard to build. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss these issues with you.
added Aug 13, 2013 12:50

TPP Negotiations Make 'Better-Than-Expected' Progress

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has confirmed that the twelfth round of negotiations, held recently outside Dallas, Texas, on the proposed extension to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Mal
added May 23, 2012 04:13

[Asia-pacific] U.S. Health Groups Support USTR Efforts to Protect Tobacco Control Measures under Trans-Pacific Part

Four leading U.S. public health groups are supporting reported efforts by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to protect nations' authority to enact measures to reduce tobacco use under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 14, 2012 14:19

Letter to USTR from 22 members of congress (PDF)

In short, we are concerned that the vetting process for the proposed tobacco language for the TPP has not provided stakeholders the needed time or clarity to accurately assess the potential impacts to an important industry in our States. We have a great
added Aug 13, 2013 12:45
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