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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Exclusive: Legal fight looms for government over plain tobacco packaging

British American Tobacco has confirmed to ONE News that it will explore "all possible legal avenues" to fight the legislation, which will be debated later this year after a delay due to legal action against Australia's government by another tobacco compan
TVNZ (nz)
added Feb 17, 2016 10:29

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Morning Trade: TOBACCO GROWERS SCARED OF TPP

"This is scary for us," Peter Thornton, assistant director for international marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said during a discussion hosted by the Washington International Trade Association. "When tobacco
added Feb 13, 2016 05:47

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

Valiantly manning the ramparts for these two poor, put-upon industries are Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Mitch McConnell...McConnell is miffed that the TPP doesn’t give the tobacco industry carte blanche to challenge foreign governments’ pu
added Feb 12, 2016 21:05

[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: Friends Of Big Tobacco Worship False Idols

Friends of the tobacco industry blame Obama for screwing them in the TPP, even though the tobacco exemption was added at the behest of Malaysia and agreed on by 12 governments. Getting angry and blaming your adversaries is easier and more politically pr
added Feb 12, 2016 20:52

[Asia-pacific] HENDRIE: Free Trade Agreements Should Promote Strong IP Protections

Opposition to this “carve-out,” as it is known, should not correspond to approval for smoking or tobacco. This provision is needlessly discriminatory and should be removed because it creates the precedent for adding new regulations in an agreement that
Americans for Tax Reform
added Feb 12, 2016 05:23

[Asia-pacific] Ryan says trade deal short on votes in Congress

Data protections for high-tech biologic medicines and a tobacco carve-out included in the deal have caused the most upset among lawmakers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have sa
The Hill
added Feb 9, 2016 22:39

[Asia-pacific] TPP's Tobacco Carveout Could Rock Arbitration Landscape ($$)

On its face, Article 29.5 of the TPP appears to firmly close the door on any company looking to use the agreement's investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, system to fight tobacco control measures that hamper their investments within TPP countries.
added Feb 9, 2016 07:46

[Asia-pacific] Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Reveals Real Intentions Behind The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

he discusses how similar measures have already been taken to affect environmental and health regulation laws, including in Togo, Australia, and Uruguay, which are all being sued by tobacco...Each one of these cases, on average, governments spend more than
Collective Evolution (CE)
added Feb 6, 2016 22:15

[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal signed in Auckland

The ceremony in Auckland brings the huge trade pact, which has been five years in the making, another step towards to becoming a reality. But the TPP continues to face opposition. The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world's economy - they now have
BBC Online
added Feb 6, 2016 21:24

[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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