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:
- looking at the relationship between trade and health.
- supporting current policy objectives
- using research tools of modelling, case studies, and multidisciplinary analysis.
The next steps in testing and refining the manifesto are also described.
A summary of the manifesto is also available.