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[Asia-pacific] HENDRIE: Free Trade Agreements Must Protect Rule of Law Equally

Based on “public health,” the Obama administration demanded tobacco companies be excluded from receiving due process rights under ISDS. In reality, the exclusion has nothing to do with public health at all – it could also exclude electronic cigarette and
Americans for Tax Reform
added Jan 22, 2016 21:53

[Asia-pacific] TPP facing rough year ahead

“I pushed very, very, very aggressively for that tobacco provision to be part of this,” Wyden told POLITICO about the carveout that protects tobacco control-related policies from being challenged in investor-state cases. “I have watched the tobacco compa
added Jan 22, 2016 21:49

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Turnbull adds weight to Obama's bid to save TPP

Malcolm Turnbull has gone into bat for US President Barack Obama...McConnell and ... Hatch...expressed concern about ... rules that allow governments to be tough on tobacco companies, two provisions Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb fought strongly f
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jan 20, 2016 15:07

TPP fight kicks off

Vetter also addressed complaints about tobacco being carved out of investor-state dispute protections in the TPP, saying there is “a lot of misunderstanding” about the issue. She noted how TPP would assure tobacco faces zero tariffs in all partner countr
added Jan 11, 2016 21:32

[Asia-pacific] TPP official signing due next month

Ministers of the 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will formally sign the agreement on February 4 in New Zealand... a tobacco ‘carve-out’ from the dispute system that otherwise will allow foreign corporations to challenge go
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 9, 2016 17:27

[Asia-pacific] Public Interest Takes a Hit Even When Phillip Morris' Investor-State Attack on Australia Is Dismissed

As Germany and Canada have learned after paying hundreds of millions to corporations in ISDS cases attacking toxics bans, coal-fired power plant rules, and water, timber and oil exploration policies, the rich country ISDS bullet-dodge only works so long.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 6, 2016 05:33


Jon Huenemann, Vice President of US and International Corporate Affairs for Philip Morris International says the agreement is a disaster for tobacco, on several levels: “Unfortunately we had a situation where the Administration has tried to pursue a cour (Southern Farm Network)
added Dec 23, 2015 20:54
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Sovereign risk: first ISDS dispute won, but it won’t be the last

“You might not be able to see the decision or it can be heavily redacted so you can’t makes sense of it. Even in this tobacco case, Australia didn’t release its own submissions.” ...The free-trade genie won’t go back in its bottle as some hope. But Voon c
The Mandarin (au)
added Dec 23, 2015 20:52

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] DELANY/THOMSON: The Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty and tobacco: no cause to celebrate

The implications of the TTP as a whole may, arguably, strengthen the position of non-health interests in New Zealand. This may make it more difficult to progress future measures for both tobacco control and public health in general.
University of Otago (nz)
added Dec 22, 2015 04:44

[Asia-pacific, Australia] One of the Biggest Objections to the TPP Just Went Up In Smoke

The tobacco case that kicked off the furor has been snuffed out. The butterfly was just crushed. But the hurricane’s path may be set anyway.
Foreign Policy Magazine
added Dec 22, 2015 04:41
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