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[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

[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

I only wish to caution that we should be wary of anyone who suggests that the decision demonstrates that ISDS isn't problematic. Australia dodged a bullet on this one. That doesn't mean we are bullet-proof.
The Age (au)
added Dec 20, 2015 19:38

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Nurses call for urgent tobacco plain packaging laws in NZ after Australia wins legal battle

Smokers hooked in by tobacco marketing are predominantly young, Māori and female, the Nurses Organisation says. Nurses are calling on the Government to immediately introduce plain packaging for tobacco, following a landmark court decision in Australia.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 19, 2015 01:46

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] FITZGERALD: Australia’s plain packaging win over Philip Morris should take the heat off ISDS

we can now demonstrate that these cases proceed according to fairly standard legal processes. Claims that such tribunals are not bound by precedent, and therefore not bound to follow the ordinary legal process are incorrect. That claim discloses a misunde
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 18, 2015 16:38

[Asia-pacific] JOHNSON: GOP: TPP Doesn’t Rig Rules, Destroy Sovereignty Enough

To try to help get TPP passed, negotiators put in a “tobacco carve out” that restricts tobacco companies from suing. So tobacco companies — and establishment Republicans — complain that this is “discrimination” because other corporations can still sue, n
Campaign for America’s Future
added Dec 15, 2015 16:01
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[Asia-pacific] House Passes Trade Component, but Trans-Pacific Partnership Still in Doubt

“I am concerned about erosion on the Republican side of the aisle,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat who supports Mr. Obama’s trade policy. “You’ve got some peeling off here on dairy and tobacco and pharmaceuticals, and if that isn’t contain
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Dec 11, 2015 22:25
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