Workshop on trade-related issues relevant to implementation of the WHO FCTC

The Secretariat hosted a workshop on international trade and tobacco control issues at WHO headquarters on 15-16 March 2012. The workshop, which was funded by Health Canada under its International Health Grants Programme, was held in support of the decision taken at the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (FCTC/COP4(18)) on the need to promote cooperation, knowledge and information sharing on trade-related tobacco-control issues. Public health and international trade representatives from 65 Permanent Missions in Geneva participated, as well as interested representatives from capitals. The workshop was aimed at increasing the capacity of Parties to effectively implement the Convention without adverse consequences in light of international trade and investment agreements.

For additional details on the workshop please see below the core workshop documents and presentations.