A spotlight on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
In theory, trade liberalization can be good for health. However, the ability of governments worldwide to introduce and implement social protection and public health policies and laws is increasingly
threatened by trade and investment treaties that privilege investors over governments and provide supra-national avenues for corporations to challenge democratically-enacted public policies. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is currently under negotiation and looks likely to extend the scope of trade liberalization far beyond reducing import barriers to trade in goods and services.
This one-day symposium will discuss a range of social, nutrition and health equity issues arising from 21st century trade agreements, focusing on the TPP. Big picture presentations will set the scene, followed by panel and open floor discussions drawing on Australian and international research and policy experience.
This lecture is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. To secure a place you will need to register your attendance online.
For more information please download the event's program (PDF, 111 KB).
- Drahos - TPP and health (pdf, 200KB)
- Friel - Health in all trade policies (pdf, 1.6MB)
- Gleeson - Medicines TPP (pdf, 488KB)
- Gleeson - TPP overview (pdf, 255KB)
- Labonte - Globlization and health equity (pdf, 1MB)
- Rimmer - Plain packagin for the Pacific Rim (pdf, 4MB)
- Snowdon - Nutrition NCDs TPP (pdf, 388KB)
- Thow - Trade and nutrition (pdf, 594KB)