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[Asia-pacific] McConnell deals blow to Obama TPP hopes

"I think the president would be making a big mistake to try to have that voted on during the election. There’s significant pushback all over the place," he said....The deal includes a provision that gives countries more power to regulate manufactured tob
The Hill
added Dec 11, 2015 18:41

[Asia-pacific] Reichert Says About 15 Republicans Will Oppose TPP Over Tobacco ($$)

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), the chairman of the House Ways & Means trade subcommittee, warned Thursday (Dec. 3) that securing congressional passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be more difficult than the winning approval of the fa
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Dec 4, 2015 14:14

[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: McConnell, Hatch And TPP: A Matter of Life And Death

the pharmaceutical industry...the tobacco industry...Valiantly manning the ramparts for these two poor, put-upon industries are...Hatch of Utah and Mitch McConnell...advocating for an industry that has no redeeming value and in a better world wouldn’t exi
added Dec 1, 2015 18:40

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Minister: TPP won’t encourage vaping, tobacco use

The use of tobacco or vaping (e-cigarette) products will not increase as a result of TPP because measures that control the industry will remain, assured Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
Malay Mail (my)
added Dec 1, 2015 12:21

[Asia-pacific] LESTER: The TPP Tobacco Carveout: A Triumph of Politics Over Good Policy

the carveout could create a new set of problems for future trade negotiators: Having declared tobacco to be a particularly harmful product, deserving of a special exclusion, what other products might also fall into this category? 40 years ago it might hav
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:11

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Five groups that could determine the fate of TPP

Congressional passage of a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement hinges on several key endorsements... It’s highly likely that some House lawmakers from North Carolina and other tobacco states who backed fast-track will oppose TPP over these concerns.
The Hill
added Nov 28, 2015 16:07

[Asia-pacific] The Marlboro Man to Go Into Hiding in Canada; Country to Adopt Generic Cigarette Packaging

But the threat of litigation does not appear to be deterring Canada’s liberal government. If the recently published Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is approved and implemented, the tobacco industry might find it more difficult to file legal challen
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19

[Asia-pacific, Uruguay] Editorial: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has too many flaws

America’s Philip Morris is challenging stricter tobacco regulations in Uruguay. Those courts are skewed toward corporations to the detriment of individuals and workers. Making them a cornerstone of trade in the Pacific is a mistake.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 23, 2015 01:52

[Asia-pacific] FACT SHEET: Trans Pacific Partnership and Japan: Key Outcomes for Agriculture

Tobacco: U.S. tobacco exports to Japan totaled more than $260 million in 2014. Under the TPP agreement, Japan will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, currently as high as 30 percent, in 11 years.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Nov 21, 2015 16:14

[Asia-pacific] LETTER: TRADE AGREEMENT Tobacco laws are not strengthened

it does not matter how carefully the TPP is drafted: foreign investors can cherry pick another treaty the government has signed, and sue based on the provisions included in that treaty.” A handy loophole for tobacco to walk right through.
Everett (WA) Herald
added Nov 20, 2015 16:10
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