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[Asia-pacific] McConnell, Other Senators Oppose Taking Up TPP in 2016

While McConnell and other Republicans want tobacco products to be covered by the ISDS process, Brown and the Democrats are critics of the mechanism, which the senators said makes U.S. public health, worker safety and environmental laws “vulnerable to cor
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Sep 30, 2016 20:28
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: WTO forum winds down with e-commerce in spotlight

Paul Ryan on Wednesday repeated that he did not expect a vote on the TPP agreement in the lame-duck session because of provisions that disappointed the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and their supporters in Congress.
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:53
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: Hatch wants TPP and his 12 years, too

Ron Wyden also weighed in on the TPP debate Tuesday...“If you were to cut the public health protections and the big tobacco companies could roll the small countries with respect to tobacco control measures, that’s what I’m talking about.” A number of Rep
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:52
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Europe, UK] Tobacco on the back foot?

many continue to file large numbers of applications for figurative, logo and colour marks covering cigarettes and tobacco in class 34. This may suggest tobacco companies are optimistic the WTO will find the TPPA in breach of Australia’s obligations under
Lexology (uk)
added Sep 7, 2016 15:20
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[Asia-pacific] McConnell Comment on TPP Ends Obama's Chance to Close Deal

The Senate will not vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year because of “serious flaws” in the agreement, Majority LeaderMitch McConnell told a farm group, effectively ending President Barack Obama’s drive for congressional approval before he leav
Roll Call
added Aug 26, 2016 23:41
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[Asia-pacific] Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Many Republicans and the tobacco industry object that the tobacco companies would be barred from using international trade tribunals to sue countries that restrict smoking.
New York Times
added Aug 22, 2016 01:07
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[Australia] No logo / Big Tobacco’s controversial, ailing crusade against plain packaging

Only America, where the right to free speech makes standard packs highly unlikely, may remain an anomaly (though it is a signatory to the TPP). In the past investors often viewed a new wave of rules on tobacco as a chance to buy tobacco stocks inexpensiv
The Economist
added Aug 4, 2016 16:57
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Is TPP a public health threat?

Mary Sunta...addressed the issue at a workshop on the impacts of TPP on public health held in Ha Noi yesterday. “As far as I am concerned, there are seven chapters in the TPP vulnerable to any challengers of the tobacco industry,” Sunta said.
Vietnam Net
added Jul 26, 2016 14:00
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions 'questionable', says Productivity Commission

Philip Morris used an ISDS provision in the Hong Kong-Australia bilateral investment treaty...“As it was resolved on a technicality, and costs are apparently yet to be recovered, this success should not be taken as an indication that ISDS is essentially h
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:53
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[Asia-pacific] LEVITZ: If Hillary Clinton Picks Elizabeth Warren, the TPP Is Dead

As Warren notes, the authors of the TPP implicitly acknowledged the threat that ISDS poses to public-health regulations by barring tobacco companies from accessing the process. (If ISDS posed no risk to reasonable public-health regulations, there would b
New York Magazine
added Jul 8, 2016 18:53
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