Using domestic law in the fight against obesity

An introductory guide for the Pacific

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Number of pages: 20
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: 92 9 061045 X



The rules and provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements place many challenges and demands upon those countries that are WTO members, or intend to become so and plan to develop regulatory approaches to support their National Plans of Action on Nutrition (NPAN).

However, there are opportunities to work within the framework of the WTO Agreements to develop these regulatory approaches. In particular, it is because of the special needs confronting Pacific island countries and areas, and not despite these circumstances, that there is a strong potential for developing regulatory approaches within the context of the WTO Agreements in these countries.

This introductory guide has been designed to assist with starting the planning process for policy activities for regulatory approaches to support a NPAN.