State AGs Want Tobacco Regs Protected In Trade Deals

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 4:45 PM EST) -- Dozens of state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Trade Representative to exclude tobacco products while negotiating trade and investment agreements, pointing to concerns that trade pacts might open the door for corporations to undermine anti-tobacco regulations.

A group of 45 attorneys general from U.S. states and territories wrote a letter to USTR Michael Froman, saying the U.S. should push for a full carve-out of tobacco from trade and investment agreements the country negotiates, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade pact with 11 other...
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