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[Asia-pacific] Anti-smoking groups urge Congress to pass Pacific trade deal

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network sent a letter to Capitol Hill calling on lawmakers to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because the pact blocks tobacco companies from using the investor-state dispute settlement system to fight pu
The Hill
added Feb 3, 2016 01:19

[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26

[Asia-pacific] Anti-smoking groups come to Obama’s aid on trade deal

Public health groups are pressing Democrats... Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other groups are backing the deal because of language that carves out tobacco companies from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement system.
The Hill
added Feb 1, 2016 21:17

[Asia-pacific] HENDRIE: Free Trade Agreements Must Protect Rule of Law Equally

Based on “public health,” the Obama administration demanded tobacco companies be excluded from receiving due process rights under ISDS. In reality, the exclusion has nothing to do with public health at all – it could also exclude electronic cigarette and
Americans for Tax Reform
added Jan 22, 2016 21:53

[Asia-pacific] TPP facing rough year ahead

“I pushed very, very, very aggressively for that tobacco provision to be part of this,” Wyden told POLITICO about the carveout that protects tobacco control-related policies from being challenged in investor-state cases. “I have watched the tobacco compa
added Jan 22, 2016 21:49

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Turnbull adds weight to Obama's bid to save TPP

Malcolm Turnbull has gone into bat for US President Barack Obama...McConnell and ... Hatch...expressed concern about ... rules that allow governments to be tough on tobacco companies, two provisions Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb fought strongly f
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jan 20, 2016 15:07

TPP fight kicks off

Vetter also addressed complaints about tobacco being carved out of investor-state dispute protections in the TPP, saying there is “a lot of misunderstanding” about the issue. She noted how TPP would assure tobacco faces zero tariffs in all partner countr
added Jan 11, 2016 21:32

[Asia-pacific] TPP official signing due next month

Ministers of the 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will formally sign the agreement on February 4 in New Zealand... a tobacco ‘carve-out’ from the dispute system that otherwise will allow foreign corporations to challenge go
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 9, 2016 17:27

[Asia-pacific] Public Interest Takes a Hit Even When Phillip Morris' Investor-State Attack on Australia Is Dismissed

As Germany and Canada have learned after paying hundreds of millions to corporations in ISDS cases attacking toxics bans, coal-fired power plant rules, and water, timber and oil exploration policies, the rich country ISDS bullet-dodge only works so long.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 6, 2016 05:33


Jon Huenemann, Vice President of US and International Corporate Affairs for Philip Morris International says the agreement is a disaster for tobacco, on several levels: “Unfortunately we had a situation where the Administration has tried to pursue a cour (Southern Farm Network)
added Dec 23, 2015 20:54
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