PETRA was tasked with producing an R&D manifesto to look at how trade and investment agreements could be used to address non-communicable diseases. This manifesto identifies three themes for future research:

  1. looking at the relationship between trade and health.
  2. supporting current policy objectives
  3. using research tools of modelling, case studies, and multidisciplinary analysis.

The next steps in testing and refining the manifesto are also described.

Front cover of PETRA's R&D manifesto

A summary of the manifesto is also available.