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Table 2 Conditions identified by informants as supporting attention to access to medicines, seeds and protecting public health regulatory space in the RCEP negotiations

From: Defending access to medicines in regional trade agreements: lessons from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – a qualitative study of policy actors’ views

Framework Concepts Conditions
Actors • Strong leadership by low and middle income ASEAN members
• Strong leadership by India
• Civil society mobilisation domestically and regionally
• Technical expertise role of civil society advisers and experts with negotiators
Ideas • Strong access to medicines norm established
Political Context • Lessons learnt from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
• ‘Breaking open’ the negotiations to alternative views
Issue characteristics • Strength of evidence
• Domestic salience of health issue
• Existing international legislation for health issue