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[Asia-pacific] DOLACK: There is Still Time to Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Don’t be fooled...“The precise effects of this ambiguously worded compromise are unclear. … Tobacco companies could still file charges [in secret tribunals] if they assert the regulation is ‘discriminatory’ to the trade interests of a particular country.
added Oct 9, 2015 13:45

[Asia-pacific] AUDIO: Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential'

we're starting to lose people that we had ... For instance, tobacco has not been taken care of in this. And tobacco state senate - as much as I hate tobacco, we needed to have it in there. SIEGEL: You need some tobacco state senators.
Public Radio East
added Oct 9, 2015 12:46

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Is TPP anti-tobacco?

This has caused some concern in Malaysia, from cigarette firms to tobacco farmers which the country is still trying to protect – as tobacco companies will have a hard time once TPP is enforced. While the TPP full text has yet to be revealed, health group
Rakyat Post (my)
added Oct 9, 2015 12:44

[Asia-pacific] Finance Chairman Bristles At TPP's Drug, Tobacco Provisions ($$)

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, offered a fuller glimpse of his objections...chiding the pact for its insufficient protection of biologic medicines and its insulation of tobacco control measures from legal challenges.
added Oct 8, 2015 15:09

[Asia-pacific] PMI Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The agreement creates a system of fair and equal treatment and then hangs a “Do Not Enter” sign directed to millions of people: responsible farmers, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers who work and trade in tobacco. For the first time, negotiators ha
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:26

[Asia-pacific] WashU Expert: Time for tobacco-state politicians to make ‘adult choice’ on Pacific trade agreement

Benson, the author of “Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry”...the tobacco industry is allowed to continue profiting from the global marketing of a product clearly shown to cause health problems and mor
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Oct 7, 2015 23:55

[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: Tobacco carve-out highlights risks of TPP

For the government to be placated by this exemption based on its limited experience with investor-state disputes is shortsighted, writes Kyla Tienhaara.
The Age (au)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:16

[Asia-pacific] SUROWIECKI: The Corporate-Friendly World of the T.P.P.

The tobacco carve-out is an acknowledgement, after all, that companies don’t just use I.S.D.S. lawsuits to fight unjust expropriation; they use these lawsuits to fight reasonable state regulation...why we should trust other companies to use these provisio
The New Yorker
added Oct 7, 2015 01:30

[Asia-pacific, Indiana] Attorney general applauds tobacco’s exclusion from trade deal

“It would be a huge step backward if tobacco companies were able to exploit the process for working out trade disputes in order to thwart each nation’s tobacco laws,” Zoeller said. “I am grateful to Ambassador Michael Froman and the USTR office for liste (Franklin College Pulliam School of Journalism)
added Oct 7, 2015 01:27

[Asia-pacific] Plain packaging proponents claim TPP victory, but the battle is far from over

If the TPP is ratified, then, it could result in other governments considering the introduction of plain packaging, with ASH noting that “several other countries have held off on plain packaging due to the likely legal costs” of subsequent suits. If that
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Oct 7, 2015 01:14
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