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Is health impact assessment useful in the context of trade negotiations? A case study of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Hirono, Katherine; Haigh, Fiona; Gleeson, Deborah; Harris, Patrick; Thow, Anne Marie; Friel, Sharon


OBJECTIVE The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a recently concluded free trade agreement involving Australia and 11 other Pacific-rim nations, which has the potential for far-reaching impacts on public health. A health impact assessment (HIA) was carried out during the negotiations to determine the potential future public health impact in Australia and to provide recommendations to mitigate potential harms. This paper explores the findings and outcomes of the HIA, and how this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-04-04
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010339
Access Rights: Open Access


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