US Trade Rep Unveils New Tobacco Plan For TPP

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined a new plan for handling tobacco regulations in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, days after public health groups slammed the U.S. for retreating from an earlier proposal that, they say, included stronger protections for tobacco controls.

The U.S. trade representative's office said it would offer a new tobacco proposal — which intends to balance the Obama administration's public health goals with its trade agenda — during the latest round of TPP negotiations, set to start Friday. Among other provisions, the USTR's...
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