Oct 5 2015

U.S. tobacco producers unsuccessfully fought an element that limits their ability to use the accord’s dispute resolution procedure to challenge tobacco controls. Public health advocates supported the measure.
“By carving out tobacco from the TPP,” Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican from tobacco-growing North Carolina, said in a statement circulated by industry representatives, “the Obama administration is discriminating against an entire agricultural commodity, setting a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements.”

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