The impact of trade on people’s health

December 7, 2019 – 4:00-4:50pm – Town Hall Seattle

4:00 – 4:15
Trade, health, and human rights

4:15 – 4:30
A vision for healthy trade

4:30 – 4:50
Action for people-centered trade to protect health and human rights

Session Presentation

Session Activities

A Vision for Healthy Trade
A preview of what we’d like to see in future trade agreements.

What’s your vision for healthy trade?
Participants shared their ideas on how trade agreements should be developed and what they should include to create this word cloud.

Action for healthy trade: What do I say to my representative?
Participants put together key points to stress to their representatives what they should stand up for to achieve trade that works for everyone.

Make the call, contact your members of Congress!

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Get involved:
American Public Health Association Trade and Health Forum
Citizens Trade Campaign
Justice is Global
MSF Access Campaign
Public Citizen

Read more:
Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity
Trade and Health series from the Lancet (2009)
USMCA (NAFTA 2.0): tightening the constraints on the right to regulate for public health
The Potential Public Health Impacts of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement


Julia Robinson –

Leigh Haynes –