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[Malaysia] 'Exclude tobacco from pact'

Tobacco should be excluded from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in order to protect the health of Malaysians, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
AsiaOne (sg)
added Aug 13, 2013 14:05

TPP: Corporate Power Tool of the 1%

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free trade” agreement is a stealthy policy being pressed by corporate America, a dream of the 1 percent, that in one blow could: offshore millions of American jobs, free the banksters from oversight,
Public Citizen
added Aug 13, 2013 13:56

Campaign  for  Tobacco-­‐Free  Kids  urges  Trans  Pacific  Partnership  Agreement   (TPPA)  negotiators  to  exempt  tobacco  products  from  the  proposed  free   trade  agreement. (PDF)

    The  proposed  TPPA  should  not  promote  or  result  in  increased  tobacco  use  or  inhibit  any  nation  from   exercising  its  sovereign  authority  to  protect  the  health  of  its  citizens  by  taking  actions  to  reduce  tobacco   use.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 13, 2013 13:54

[USA] Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): 19th Round of Negotiations Set for Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei—August 23-30, 2013

Dear Stakeholder: The Government of Brunei Darussalam has just announced registered stakeholder activities for the upcoming 19th Round of Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, in Bandar Seri Begawa
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Aug 13, 2013 13:43

Protest by Tobacco State Politicians, Business Groups May Snuff Out Obama Administration Trade Move

Though some of the business groups have tobacco industry members, cigarette makers themselves have kept a low profile. … Some former trade representatives who attacked the tobacco proposal have had industry ties. … Kantor, who served as trade represent
added Aug 13, 2013 13:38

FINANCE COMMITTEE QUESTIONS FOR THE RECORD: Hearing on Confirmation of Mr. Michael Froman to be United States Trade Representative (PDF)

Not only would this proposal harm tobacco producers in my home state of North Carolina ... Answer: If confirmed, I will work to ensure that handling of tobacco in TPP is consistent with our trade policy objectives while preserving our ability to impleme
added Aug 13, 2013 12:52

Leter to USTR from former USTRs Bill Brock, Mickey Kantor, Clayton Yeutter and Susan C. Schwab (PDF)

We urge the Administration not to proceed with this proposal without further consideration of the implications for the trading system that all of us and you have worked hard to build. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss these issues with you.
added Aug 13, 2013 12:50

Letter to USTR from 22 members of congress (PDF)

In short, we are concerned that the vetting process for the proposed tobacco language for the TPP has not provided stakeholders the needed time or clarity to accurately assess the potential impacts to an important industry in our States. We have a great
added Aug 13, 2013 12:45

Letter to Obama from McConnell/Cantor (PDF)

Given the magnitude of the potential unintended consequences, we urge that your Administration not table any language that would disadvantage a specific product and create a troubling precedent for the future without further consultation and study. We be
added Aug 13, 2013 12:37

FACT SHEET: TPP Tobacco Proposal

The Obama Administration sought input from stakeholders on TPP when we launched the negotiations and received many comments from health advocates, farmers, industry stakeholders, and others. The Administration also considered the increasing effort both i
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Aug 13, 2013 12:02
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