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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.
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
Theresa May stokes fears NHS ’for sale’ in post-Brexit US trade deal after refusing to rule it out of Trump talks
No-one knows what US will set as ’their requirements for that free trade agreement’, Prime Minister tells MPs.
NAFTA will undermine health unless Canada resists monopolies on medicines
Time and again, Canadians reaffirm their belief in the basic principle of equitable access to health care for all. But the spirit of this very Canadian principle remains in peril as NAFTA negotiations forge ahead.
Quand Philip Morris empêche le Togo de lutter contre le tabagisme
Comment la simple menace d’un arbitrage international peut suffire à dissuader un pays de s’opposer aux intérêts d’une multinationale, c’est le "chilling effect".
CSOs challenge PH trade negotiators: Take Philippines out of RCEP!
Philippine civil society groups and social movements stand together to oppose RCEP
Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws.
Did free trade with U.S. undermine Canada’s public health?
NAFTA blamed for tripling Canadians’ consumption of high-fructose sweeteners.
Ten principles for trade
The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet.
Avoid changing TPP-related laws that damage the health of Malaysians
The Consumers’ Association of Penang calls on the Malaysian government not to make changes to the law relating to intellectual property rights to comply with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.