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[Asia-pacific, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Philip Morris: we are defending our business, not attacking human rights

A reminder to calm the rhetoric: PMI has brought only two ISDS cases among over 600 reported cases...Governments that respect the rule of law have nothing to fear from the possibility of independent, objective review of regulatory measures.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] TPPA allows tobacco control measures

Malaysia has been credited for the effort in tabling the initial proposal that led to this compromise. Miti was responding to the call by the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control to defend the total tobacco control carve-out under the TPPA.
Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 18, 2015 15:03

[Asia-pacific] Obama pushes to clear the smoke

From shepherding anti-smoking legislation through Congress early in his presidency to running advocacy campaigns aimed at helping smokers quit and raising tobacco taxes, the results are staggering, public health advocates say. According to various figure
The Hill
added Nov 17, 2015 14:19

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Malaysia] TPPA's Final Text Includes Partly Carve-Out For Tobacco

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) ..., in a statement Tuesday, was responding to the call by the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) to defend the total tobacco control carve-out under the TPPA.
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Nov 17, 2015 14:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Defend tobacco carve-out proposal, Miti told

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) must defend the government’s proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), said the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC).
Sun Daily (my)
added Nov 13, 2015 03:07

[Asia-pacific] TPP Debate Ramps Up Following Public Release of Trade Deal Text

Measures involving tobacco leaf outside a tobacco product manufacturer’s possession or not part of the final tobacco product do not, however, qualify for this exception. A footnote clarifies that this article does “not prejudice” a party’s rights under
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Nov 12, 2015 21:01

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Gov’t stubbed out TPPA tobacco control carve-out: NGO

Putrajaya was today taken to task for compromising on its original position for a total carve-out on tobacco control measures under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). At a press conference today, the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MC
Malaysiakini (my)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:04

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ASSUNTA: TPPA vs tobacco control - the devil is in the details

The TPPA requires laws and regulations being proposed to provide “interested persons” with “a reasonable opportunity to comment” on those proposed measures. This opens a door for the tobacco industry to challenge tobacco control measures in domestic proce
Malaysiakini (my)
added Nov 11, 2015 16:23

[Asia-pacific] Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

it remains uncertain whether the U.S. will exercise the election allowed by the carve-out...But it is not the only product that causes widespread disease. How to protect health from these other products, in this era of free trade, remains to be determined
Health Affairs (ca)
added Nov 10, 2015 16:16

[Asia-pacific] Support for trade agreement with tobacco ‘carve-out’

(CTFK) is urging the US Congress to approve the (TPP) trade agreement, which, if passed, could not be used by the tobacco industry to launch legal challenges against public health measures aimed at reducing tobacco use.
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 10, 2015 14:58
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