The trade policies of the United States and other developed countries can have a profound impact on sustainable international development and global public health. By identifying and promoting opportunities for the reconciliation of commercial interests and the public interest, we can assist and encourage developed countries to adopt trade policies that promote global access to many technologies, including vaccines and medicines.

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March 2014: GAiA directors Terry Fisher and Quentin Palfrey, along with GAiA founder Sara Boettiger, submitted comments responding to a Request for Nominations: Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee to the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR). GAiA applauded the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for its decision to establish the Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee (PITAC). The full set of comments can be found here.