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TPP Deal Includes Tobacco Carveout, Teeing Up Fight With Congress

October 8, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have agreed on language that will allow members to exclude tobacco control measures from the scope of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenges, a development that could set the stage for a contentious fight with members of Congress. An Oct. 5 fact sheet released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said that under TPP's exceptions, a party "may elect to deny the benefits of Investor-State dispute settlement with respect to a claim challenging a tobacco...

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