Academics highlight the health risks of RCEP trade deal at Melbourne Negotiations

July 3, 2019: Australian Academics ​Deborah Gleeson, Belinda Townsend and Brigitte Tenni have written an op-ed in Croaky about the risks that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership poses to public health in Australia and across the region. The article addresses the impact that the RCEP could have on access to affordable medicines, how the deal could restrict the use of large alcohol health warning labels and the negative impact that investor-state dispute settlement provisions could have on health regulation. The aurthors also expressed concerns about the lack of transparency in RCEP negotiations.