How Trade Policy Gives Companies Tools to Delay Measures to Protect Public Health

Earlier this month, two members of the European Parliament hosted a debate in the Parliament on the 514 cases that corporations have brought against governments. Some of the examples presented were the international tobacco giant Philip Morris suing the governments of Uruguay and Australia for introducing plain cigarette packaging. This debate also considered current negotiations between the EU and the US, Thailand and India, as well as the recently agreed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Canada.  Presentations are available here.