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The Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH) brings a public health voice to the debate on trade and sustainable development. We conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy in the interest of protecting and improving the health of individuals, communities and populations; expanding access to health-related services; and advancing global economic policies that are democratic, sustainable, and socially just. This website provides resources on the links between the global economy and public health priorities.

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Public Health Alert! 
 The TPP's "Sudden" Demise

The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an unpopular trade agreement with sweeping implications for the public’s health. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) negotiated the deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations in secret from the public and from most elected representatives, starting in 2010. But USTR's appointed Trade Advisors representing the pharmaceuticaltobaccoalcoholhealth insurance, processed food, energyIT, finance and other industries had open access to the negotiations, and  shaped U.S. trade priorities.

The TPP proposed to confer new and expanded rights to transnational corporations to protect their profits over the rights of democratically elected governments and the public, by challenging domestic laws and regulations before international corporate-driven trade tribunals.

On Nov 9, 2016, the day after the national election, the Obama Administration formally announced it was discontinuing its strong public campaign to move for approval of the TPP during a “lame duck” session of Congress. The report attached below is CPATH's most recent analysis of the TPP as of October, 2016: Trading Public Policy to Corporate Control: The Trans Pacific Partnership Threatens Public Health.  CPATH will comment further in the future on the TPP's role in politics and policy.

CPATH on TPP 10-24-16


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Bringing a Public Health Voice to Global Trade and Sustainable Development
Ellen R. Shaffer and Joe Brenner, Co-Directors
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