Trade Pact Mustn't Threaten Tobacco Regs, Groups Tell USTR

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Public health groups urged the new U.S. trade representative Monday to ensure that the tobacco-control measures of the United States and the Pacific countries preparing to sign a free-trade deal could not be misconstrued as trade barriers and overturned under the pact.

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman — who received confirmation from the U.S. Senate last week — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association and other groups said the U.S. negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership need to make certain...
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