Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy

Edited by Tamara K. Hervey, Calum A. Young and Louise E. Bishop

The steady expansion of the European Union’s involvement in health over the past 20 years has been accelerated by recent events. This handbook offers an up-to-date analytical overview of the most important topics in EU health law and policy. It outlines, as far as possible, the direction of travel for each topic and suggests research agenda(s) for the future.
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Chapter 17: Trade and health in the European Union

Holly Jarman and Meri Koivusalo

Abstract

Holly Jarman and Meri Koivusalo consider the substance of some of the EU’s trade negotiations, and find that if health ministers are not ‘at the table’, health policy is likely to be ‘on the menu’. In the context of new, wide-ranging trade agreements such as CETA and TTIP, providing much further economic integration than the focus of simpler trade agreements which focus on tariffs on products, governments need to make a conscious choice to carve out a clear policy space for health.

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