Alcohol Industry Influence Over Global Alcohol Policies via the World Trade Organization

Posted on February 02, 2022 in Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa

This study found that World Trade Organization discussions at Technical Barriers to Trade Committee meetings on alcohol health warnings advanced arguments used by the alcohol industry in domestic settings to prevent potentially effective alcohol policies.

WTO members appeared to be influenced by alcohol industry interests, although only a minority of challenges explicitly referenced industry demands. Increased transparency about vested interests might be needed to overcome industry influence.

Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Trade Policy
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