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Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws
Two years after an FOI claim was lodged, the price of the six-year fight with Philip Morris has been revealed
The myth behind health and trade agreements – Q&A with Othoman Mellouk
Dr Othoman Mellouk is a Moroccan treatment advocate who has been working on intellectual property and access to medicines for more than a decade.
Tough talk over medicine and cheese as Australia and Europe seek a $37b trade deal
Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has promised to take a hard line with Europe on the question of cheap medicines and his counterpart Cecilia Malmström foresees “difficult” negotiations over Australian producers using European names such as "parmesan".
Activists sound alarm over trade deal
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
Reassess Malaysia’s position in trade agreements — CAP
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) is urging the government to assess its position in regional trade agreements like the TPP and the RCEP.
The chilling effect: investor-state dispute settlement, graphic health warnings, the plain packaging of tobacco products, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) poses significant challenges in respect of tobacco control, public health, human rights, and sustainable development.
Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests
British microbiologists find that American technique at heart of Brexit trade row does not kill listeria and salmonella
The EU is no progressive free trader: It’s exporting chronic diseases to Latin America
The EU has apparently chosen to put the trade goals of European tobacco companies ahead of their own commitments to sustainable development.
Doctors to go on strike tomorrow against FTA with Singapore
Government doctors are to stage a token strike tomorrow against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Trump threatens to use US trade talks to force NHS to pay more for drugs
Donald Trump is ready to use trade talks to force the National Health Service to pay more for its drugs as part of his scheme to "put American patients first”.
NAFTA 2.0, junk food labeling and public health
NAFTA 2.0 could effectively prevent all three governments from adopting some of the most effective public health policies to reduce obesity and prevent related health conditions.
Feeding obesity in Trump’s new NAFTA
This anti-labeling policy is unnecessary and inappropriate in a trade agreement, and it’s downright dangerous for our nation’s health.
Canada rejects US food packaging proposals in NAFTA talks
Canada’s chief representative stated that the proposals regarding food packaging brought up by the United States are not acceptable to his country, which wants to retain the ability to put warning labels on junk food to combat obesity.
Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) increased caloric intake in Canada
New study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates these changes corresponded with increased US exports and investment in the Canadian food and beverage sector.
An example of regulatory chill
The case of Ethyl v. Canada.
In Nafta talks, US tries to limit junk food warning labels
The contentious negotiations over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement have veered into one of the world’s most pressing health issues: fighting obesity.
The CJEU in Slovakia v Achmea or is justice best served cold?
CJEU’s decision in Slovakia v Achmea finally bringing justice to the most recent members of the EU.
Fears tobacco giants will use TPP to sue Australia over plain packaging as secrecy shrouds legal costs in Philip Morris case
Political party says the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which contains similar clauses to the Hong Kong deal, could prompt more costly challenges in The Hague
Slovakia payment to Dutch company overturned
Slovakia will no longer have to compensate Achmea B.V., the shareholder of Union ZP health insurer, for €22 million in damage.
Case studies demonstrate EU member state protections threatened by CETA
Regulating in the public interest at risk if Member States ratify Canada-EU trade deal