The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a large regional trade agreement currently in the final stages of negotiation and involves countries around the Pacific Rim, including Australia.
The agreement is being negotiated under conditions of confidentiality, and consequently negotiating documents are not made public and limited information is available.
During negotiations, an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was undertaken on provisions in the TPP, to examine the potential impact on the health of Australians. HIA is an established way of predicting the positive and negative health impacts of a policy or proposal to then make recommendations to improve that proposal.
The HIA focused on four areas of potential health impact:
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