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U.S. Formally Proposes Carveout Of Anti-Tobacco Measures From ISDS

October 1, 2015 at 7:34 AM
ATLANTA – In a move that is likely to ignite a firestorm on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration on Wednesday (Sept. 30) formally proposed language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that would prevent tobacco control measures from being challenged under the deal's investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, according to sources close to the negotiations. The U.S. proposal is likely to elicit stern criticism from tobacco companies and members of Congress from tobacco-producing states, while drawing praise from anti-smoking and...

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