start a broader movement targeted at WTO

Manfred A. Neuberger, professor,
July 17, 2013

NOT PEER REVIEWED The warning of this article is important, but not limited to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Switzerland and USA, as countries which have not ratified, are not obliged to follow Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. One of the reasons for the largest tobacco companies to move their headquarters to Switzerland was the location of the World Trade Organisation in this country. Some time ago I attempted to draw attention to this danger: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/exclude_tobacco_nicotine_from_free_trade_agreements/. I hope that Fooks and Gilmore will succeed in starting a broader movement.

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