Conclusion: Strengthening Trade and Health Policy Coherence
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The Conclusion draws together all of the arguments of this book. It briefly recaps the emergence of the multilateral rules-based trading system and the shift towards bilateral and regional trade agreements, explores the main areas of policy incoherence between trade and health and discusses flaws in the trade policy-making process that frustrate efforts to achieve policy coherence. It concludes by summarising proposals for reform in four areas: changes to the legal rules included in trade agreements; reforms to the trade policy-making process; action to strengthen global governance of trade and health; and capacity-building and research activities.
KeywordsPolicy coherence Policy space Reform
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