Tag Archives: trade

11.05.15

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership a win for tobacco control? A first look at the tobacco carve-out

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Finally, after years of negotiation, speculation, anticipation and/or trepidation, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released. Undoubtedly, lawyers around the world will be pouring over the details over the next weeks and months, as will the US congress in order to decide whether to approve or reject the agreement in its […]

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10.20.15

Trade liberalization for tobacco products doesn’t make sense: why the O’Neill is petitioning against U.S. tobacco product import subsidies

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I have previously written about the absurdity of treating tobacco like any other good in the market, specifically the inconsistencies between antitrust law and public health regulation. It’s concerning – and frightening – when economists and free trade advocates forget that, unlike any other commercial good, tobacco products harm and frequently kill those that use […]

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10.07.15

What does the conclusion of TPP negotiations mean for global health law?

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This post was written by Alexandra Phelan, an Adjunct Professor in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Doctoral Researcher with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She has previously examined the possible implications of the TPP on global health law based on previous leaked drafts of the TPP here […]

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03.27.15

Trade leaks and litigation funds: how the tobacco industry reels us into more pointless battles

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A few weeks ago, I expressed my frustrations at the endless cycle of the tobacco industry demanding more and more evidence to justify simple tobacco control measures – and governments around the world giving in. Yesterday, parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP), a trade agreement currently being negotiated between 12 countries including the US, were […]

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02.19.15

How many scientists and lawyers does it take to regulate a cigarette package?

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This week, we have seen yet another example of tobacco industry intimidation tactics being used to stop a government from enacting laws that will save lives and protect the public health. The Irish government announced that it is introducing plain packaging legislation, following through on its goal of becoming the first country in the European […]

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08.20.13

Recent Posts from the O'Neill Institute Trade, Investment, and Health Blog

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Check out two recent posts from the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health, featured below. About: The O’Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health aims to bridge the gap between public health and international trade and investment law. The initiative is focused on the effects of trade and investment agreements on domestic regulatory autonomy. […]

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06.05.13

O'Neill Institute Blog on Trade, Investment, and Health

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Please check out the O’Neill Institute’s blog on Trade, Investment, and Health.  Part of the O’Neill Institute’s Initiative on Trade, Investment, and Health, the blog examines current and emerging issues at the intersection of these fields. Recent posts include: GMO Wheat leads to Import Restrictions in Japan and Korea. EU– India FTA Negotiations: Opening a New […]

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