This Lunchtime Seminar is presented by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Sydney.
International trade and investment agreements (TIAs) may limit government’ ‘policy space’ for public health regulation and these constraints have been particularly apparent for public health measures targeting unhealthy commodities, including ultra-processed foods.
This seminar describes how regulatory context and stakeholder influence, policy design, and mechanisms associated with TIA rules and provisions intersect in ways contributing to policy space outcomes. The new framework can provide a basis for rapidly assessing policy coherence between TIAs and food environment regulations in these domains.
Speaker Dr. Kelly Garton, Research Fellow at the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health, has a primary research focus on the political economy of transitioning to healthier and more sustainable food systems, and regulations to address the commercial determinants of health.