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[Asia-pacific] Trade Reps to Sign Trans-Pacific Partnership with Historic Tobacco Control Provision on World Cancer Day

Froman will join 11 other trade ministers in Auckland, New Zealand, this week to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... “For far too long the tobacco industry has worked to undermine efforts around the world to encourage smokers to quit and prevent t
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:28

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] DENIS: TPPA and investor-state disputes, learn from Libyan ‘shocker’

a law proposed by the executive branch, made into law by parliament, then ruled upon by Australia's highest courts, was challenged in a private arbitration centre by this tobacco company. After this suit, at least 13 other countries (see graphic below) h
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:20

[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
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