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Joint Statement by TPP Partners

16 March 2017

High Level Representatives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, and Singapore and Vietnam met in Viña del Mar, Chile recently to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the margins of the High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives for the Asia Pacific.

The participating partners reiterated their firm commitment to collaborate in keeping markets open and to the free flow of goods, services and investment advancing regional economic integration and strengthening the rules-based international trading system noting our concern with protectionism in many parts of the world.

They recalled the balanced outcome and the strategic and economic significance of the TPP highlighting its principles and high standards as a key driver for regional economic integration and promoter of economic growth, competition, innovation and productivity, with the potential of generating jobs and lowering costs for consumers.

The high level representatives exchanged views on their respective domestic processes regarding TPP and canvassed views on a way forward that would advance economic integration in the Asia-Pacific.

Senior Trade Officials will meet and consult in preparation for the Ministers to meet again in the margins of the APEC meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade on 20-21 May 2017.

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee TPP report

7 February 2017

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee report of its inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was tabled in Parliament on 7 February 2017. The Committee recommended that the Australian Government should defer undertaking binding treaty action until the future of the TPP is clarified. The Committee also recommended that the Australian Government expedite reforms to the treaty-making process.

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee TPP report

Letter from the United States

30 January 2017

In a letter dated 30 January 2017, the United States sent a letter to New Zealand, as Depositary of the TPP, and TPP signatories stating their intention not to become a Party to the TPP and that they have no legal obligations arising from their signature on 4 February 2016.

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties’ TPP report

30 November 2016

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report of its inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was tabled in Parliament on 30 November 2016. The JSCOT report included a number of recommendations, including that Australia take binding treaty action to ratify the TPP.

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties’ report

Statement to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

7 November 2016

On 7 November 2016 Ms Elizabeth Ward, First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations and TPP Chief Negotiator, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and representatives of other Australian government agencies appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – Parliamentary inquiries

September 2016

The Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has commenced its TPP inquiry and is holding a series of hearings. A separate inquiry into the TPP by the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee has also commenced. For more information on these two Parliamentary inquiries, including guidance for making a submission to the Senate Committee inquiry, refer to the following websites:

Joint Statement from Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Meeting in Arequipa, Peru

23 May 2016

Ministers from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement countries met on 17 May 2016 to review progress on their respective internal processes to approve the Agreement.

Ministers underlined that they shared the goals of strengthening and broadening the mutually-beneficial linkages between member economies; enhancing regional and global competitiveness; supporting the creation of jobs and new economic opportunities; promoting economic growth and development; supporting innovation and helping to alleviate poverty; and ensuring the greatest benefits for our people.

Ministers noted that economies in the region had expressed an interest in joining the TPP. Ministers agreed to continue to work bilaterally with interested economies to ensure that these economies understand the standards and rules set forth in the TPP and the requirements that they need to meet if they wish to join after the Agreement enters into force.

Statement to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

22 February 2016

On 22 February 2016 Ms Elizabeth Ward, First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations and TPP Chief Negotiator, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and representatives of other Australian government agencies appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Tabling of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in the Australian Parliament

9 February 2016

Minister Robb tabled the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and accompanying National Interest Analysis in the Australian Parliament on 9 February 2016. The TPP will be considered by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT). JSCOT has invited interested persons and organisations to make submissions on the TPP by Friday, 11 March 2016.

TPP signed - 4 February

February 2016

The historic TPP – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries – was formally signed by Trade and Investment Minister Robb on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. 

The TPP is the world’s most significant trade and investment agreement finalised in more than two decades, with member countries accounting for around 40 per cent of global GDP.  Australia’s exports of goods and services to these countries were worth $109 billion last year – a third of Australia’s total exports. In 2014, Australian investment in TPP countries was 45 per cent of all outward investment. Tariffs will be eliminated on US$9 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports to TPP countries, including $4.3 billion worth of agricultural goods with new levels of access for beef, dairy, sugar, rice, grains and wine. A further $2.1 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports will receive significant preferential access through new quotas and tariff reductions

Also on 4 February, Trade Ministers from Australia and 11 other countries issued a joint statement welcoming the TPP as an agreement that sets a new standard for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic regions.

Leaders’ meeting in Manila

November 2015

Prime Minister Turnbull, along with Leaders from the 11 other countries that negotiated the TPP, issued a statement on 18 November 2015 describing the TPP as a comprehensive, balanced, and transformational regional agreement – one that spans the Pacific, strengthens links between three continents, and unites 800 million people. Leaders also said the TPP would support 21st-century commerce and provide ambitious liberalisation of trade and investment.

TPP pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia

6 October 2015

Negotiations on the biggest global trade deal in twenty years, which first commenced more than five years ago, have been successfully concluded in Atlanta.

The historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will deliver enormous benefits to Australia, including unprecedented new opportunities in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region, with its rising middle class, for our businesses, farmers, manufacturers and service providers.

The TPP will establish a more seamless trade and investment environment across 12 countries which represent around 40 per cent of global GDP.

Further detailed outcomes on the TPP negotiations will be available progressively on this website throughout the day on Tuesday 6 October.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) ministerial meeting, September 2015

The next TPP ministerial negotiating session will be held from 30 September to 1 October in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be preceded by a meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators from 26 to 29 September. The forthcoming ministerial meeting provides an important opportunity to build on significant progress achieved to date and conclude the negotiations.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) ministerial meeting, July 2015

The next TPP ministerial negotiating session will be held from 28 to 31 July 2015 in Maui, Hawaii. It will be preceded by a meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators from 24 to 27 July. Significant progress has been achieved over the last 12 months in resolving outstanding issues and the forthcoming ministerial meeting provides an important opportunity to build on this progress as we work to conclude the negotiation.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiating meetings, late May 2015

At a meeting of Chief Negotiators, held in Guam from 15 to 28 May 2015, there was progress in resolving differences on market access and trade rules to be incorporated in the TPP. Areas discussed included market access for goods and services, textiles, rules of origin, investment and intellectual property.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement meetings, May 2015

At a meeting of TPP Chief Negotiators, held in Maryland, United States, from 23 to 26 April 2015, there was progress in resolving differences on market access and trade rules to be included in the TPP, including on investment, intellectual property and goods trade. The United States will host a TPP Chief Negotiators meeting in Guam from May 15-25 to build on the momentum in the negotiations and continue to resolve outstanding issues.

TPP Update, April 2015

The TPP will provide new levels of market access for Australian goods, services and investment, as well as put in place a common set of rules to allow for more seamless trade and investment between countries accounting for almost 40% of the world’s economy. The 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) comprise 25% of world trade and 11% of the world’s population. One third of Australia’s two way trade in goods and services is with the 11 other countries negotiating the TPP and over 43% of the total stock of Australian foreign investment is in other TPP countries.

TPP meetings, March 2015

TPP Chief Negotiators met in Hawaii from 9 to 15 March 2015 and made positive progress on market access negotiations as well as narrowing down differences in disciplines on state-owned enterprises, intellectual property and rules of origin. Over the coming weeks negotiators will continue working to resolve outstanding issues in the negotiations.

TPP update, February 2015

Since the last meeting, which concluded in early February, negotiators from TPP countries have been working successfully on an inter-sessional basis to resolve outstanding issues. The next Chief Negotiators’ meeting will be held in Hawaii from 9 to 15 March.

TPP Meetings, New York January 2015

TPP Chief Negotiators held meetings in New York from late January to early February 2015. Further significant progress was achieved in resolving market access issues and draft treaty text. The TPP negotiations are close to conclusion. A further negotiating session anticipated in March 2015.

TPP Meetings, Washington December 2014

TPP Chief Negotiators and officials held meetings in Washington D.C. in the second week of December 2014 to progress work on unresolved issues in the negotiations, including in relation to rules on state-owned enterprises, environment, rules of origin and textiles. Market access and legal issues were also discussed during the meetings.

TPP Trade Ministers' and Leaders' meetings in Beijing - November 2014

Minister Robb, with Trade Ministers from countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), provided a report to Leaders on 10 November that outlined the significant progress achieved in setting the stage to finalise an historic, ambitious, comprehensive, balanced, and high-standard agreement. Ministers reported that over the past several months they had concentrated on working together to resolve remaining issues. As a result of this work, the number of outstanding issues was now limited and the pace of progress had accelerated. With the end coming into focus, Ministers were strongly committed to moving the negotiations forward to conclusion.

Prime Minister Abbott, with Leaders from countries negotiating the TPP, issued a statement on 10 November 2014 welcoming the significant progress reported by Trade Ministers. Leaders instructed Ministers and negotiators to make concluding this agreement a top priority so that our businesses, workers, farmers, and consumers can start to reap the real and substantial benefits of the TPP.

TPP Ministerial Meeting, Sydney, 25-27 October 2014

Trade and Investment Minister Robb hosted the Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Meeting in Sydney from 25-27 October to lay the groundwork for the conclusion of the Agreement negotiations. The 12 TPP countries represent around 40 per cent of global GDP and one third of world trade.

TPP Meetings, Hanoi 1-10 September 2014

On 10 September Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators completed 10 days of intensive meetings, moving further towards the goal of finalising an ambitious comprehensive agreement.

Negotiators made solid progress on rules on State-owned enterprises, intellectual property, investment, rules of origin, transparency and anti-corruption, as well as labour rights and environmental protections. They also continued to move forward with their work to construct ambitious packages for preferential access to each other's markets for goods, services/investment, financial services, and government procurement as well as commitments to facilitate the movement of business persons.

Concluding a high quality TPP agreement will provide an important platform for trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, benefitting business and farm communities across Australia.

TPP Meetings, Ottawa 3 - 12 July 2014

TPP Chief Negotiators and officials met in Ottawa, Canada, to progress work on resolving outstanding issues in the negotiations. Negotiators worked through issues on a range of topics including on labour, state-owned enterprises, intellectual property, investment and in all areas of market access. Australia also held several bilateral meetings to advance our interests across the negotiations.

TPP Ministerial Meeting, Singapore, 19-20 May 2014

TPP Ministers met in Singapore from 19-20 May, making further progress on market access discussions and advancing outstanding rules issues, and cementing their shared views on what is needed to bring the TPP negotiations to a close.

Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries

TPP Chief Negotiators' Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 12-15 May 2014

Chief negotiators of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met from 12-15 May 2014, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to progress negotiations to conclude the Agreement.

TPP Ministerial Meeting, Singapore 22-25 February 2014

TPP Ministers and chief negotiators met in Singapore from 22 to 25 December, making further progress towards finalising a comprehensive TPP agreement.

Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries

Republic of Korea's interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Republic of Korea has formally expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Australia and other TPP countries have welcomed its interest and are now undertaking a bilateral process with Korea to discuss its readiness to join.

To assist in this process we would welcome further submissions and comments from stakeholders considering Korea's possible involvement in the TPP. Submissions can be made by email to tpp@dfat.gov.au. Please note all submissions will be made publicly available on the DFAT website unless the author specifies otherwise.

Australia Welcomes Korea's Interest in the TPP

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb MP has welcomed the Republic of Korea's expression of interest in participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

Media release: Australia welcomes Korea's Interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations

TPP Ministerial Meeting, Singapore 7-10 December 2013

Ministers and heads of delegation of the 12 TPP countries met in Singapore and made substantial progress towards completing the TPP agreement.

Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries

TPP Meetings 19-24 November 2013, Salt Lake City

Chief negotiators for the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement countries have reported significant progress after six days of intensive meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Working with key subject-matter experts, the lead TPP negotiators resolved a substantial number of outstanding issues, including with regard to intellectual property, cross-border trade in services, temporary entry, environment, market access, state-owned enterprises, investment, financial services, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, government procurement, labour, e-commerce, legal issues, technical barriers to trade and rules of origin.

The work of the chief negotiators this week has significantly narrowed the number of issues to be addressed directly by the TPP Ministers at their upcoming meeting in Singapore.

Discussions among TPP negotiators will continue in the coming days to further set the stage for a productive meeting among the TPP Ministers on 7-10 December 2013.

TPP Leaders' meeting in Bali – October 2013

On 8 October 2013, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Leaders, including the Australian Prime Minister, met in Bali in the margins of the APEC Leaders' meeting to outline the substantial headway made in negotiations to date, confirm their commitment to concluding a high-quality TPP agreement and consider next steps.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement

Ministerial guidance energizes negotiators work during 19th round of TPP Negotiations

The 19th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations were held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on 24 – 30 August 2013.

Ministerial guidance energizes negotiators work during 19th round of TPP Negotiations

Joint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting – Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam, August 23 2013

On 22 and 23 August the ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met jointly and bilaterally to review the progress of TPP negotiations, offer guidance to negotiators, and help drive the negotiations to conclusion in line with the 2013 timeframe.

Joint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting – Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam, August 23 2013

Eighteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

The 18th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations were held in Kota Kinabalu from 15 – 25 July 2013.

Update on the eighteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Japan welcomed as new member

Australia has warmly welcomed Japan as a new member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP ministers meeting in the margins of the APEC Trade Ministers' Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia, extended the invitation to Japan to join in the negotiations, and Japan accepted the invitation on 21 April. Japan's inclusion in the negotiations brings the number of TPP countries to 12. TPP countries would now account for nearly 40 per cent of global GDP and almost 35 per cent of Australia's total two-way trade.

Media release: Australia welcomes Japan to Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Round seventeen – May 2013, Lima

The 17th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations was held in Lima on 15 – 24 May 2013.

Update on the seventeenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round sixteen – March 2013, Singapore

The 16th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations were held in Singapore from 4 – 13 March 2013. Negotiators made good progress with a view to concluding negotiations before the end of 2013.

Update on the sixteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round fifteen – December 2012, Auckland

The 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 3–12 December 2012. Negotiators made good progress in Auckland with the hope of concluding negotiations by the end of 2013.

Update on the fifteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round fourteen – September 2012, Leesburg

TPP negotiations continued to make progress at the 14th negotiating round held in Leesburg, Virginia from 6 - 15 September 2012. Good progress was made in text negotiations in a number of chapters and in the negotiations on market access commitments.

Update on the fourteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

TPP Ministers Meeting in Vladivostok - September 2012

On 6 September in the margins of the APEC Leaders meeting in Vladivostok, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Ministers met to review the progress of TPP negotiations. Ministers provided a Report to TPP Leaders outlining the substantial headway that has been to date. TPP Leaders confirmed their commitment to concluding a comprehensive, truly regional TPP agreement as rapidly as possible, and welcomed new Members Canada and Mexico to the negotiating group.

TPP Ministers' Report to Leaders [PDF 99 KB]

TPP Leaders' statement [PDF 90 KB]

Round thirteen – July 2012, San Diego

The thirteenth round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was held on 2-10 July 2012 in San Diego, California. Australia, along with TPP negotiating partners Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam, made important progress at the round and further moved negotiations on chapter texts closer to conclusion.

Update on the thirteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Japan's interest in the TPP

Japan has formally expressed interest in joining the TPP negotiations. Australia and other TPP countries have welcomed its interest and are now undertaking a bilateral process with Japan to discuss its readiness to join, and its capacity to maintain both the ambition and pace of the negotiations. This is the same process that each TPP country undertook when they sought to join the TPP, with final decisions taken by a consensus of all current TPP parties.

To assist in this process we would welcome further submissions and comments from stakeholders considering Japan's possible involvement in the TPP. Submissions can be made by email to tpp@dfat.gov.au. Please note all submissions will be made publicly available on the DFAT website unless the author specifies otherwise.

New Members Canada and Mexico

Australia has warmly welcomed Canada and Mexico as new members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Their inclusion in the negotiations, announced during the G20 Leaders' Summit in Los Cabos in June 2012, brings the number of parties seeking to conclude a wide-ranging accord on trade and economic integration across the Asia-Pacific region to 11.

Media release: Australia welcomes Mexico to Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Media release: Australia welcomes Canada to Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Round twelve - May 2012, Dallas

The US hosted the twelfth round of TPP negotiations in Dallas, Texas from 8 – 18 May 2012. Better-than-expected progress was made during the ten-day round as negotiators further narrowed differences on many areas of the legal text, and negotiating groups are on a clear path towards concluding most of the more than 20 chapters of the agreement. Issues that could not be resolved at the round will be addressed by specific intersessional work plans.

Update on the twelfth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round eleven – March 2012, Melbourne

Australia hosted the eleventh round of TPP negotiations in Melbourne from 1-9 March 2012. The round was the first full round involving all negotiating groups since the TPP Leaders met in Honolulu in mid-November last year.

Update on the eleventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Release of confidentiality letter

During the Chicago round in September 2011 TPP negotiators were asked to release the letters setting out an understanding among TPP countries on the handling of negotiating texts and other documents exchanged in the course of the negotiations.

Release of confidentiality letter

Round ten – December 2011, Kuala Lumpur

TPP negotiating parties conducted a mini-round in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5 - 9 December. Only a small number of negotiating groups met during the week. The nine negotiating parties convened in Malaysia following a meeting of TPP Leaders in Honolulu in mid-November.

Update on the tenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

TPP Leaders' meeting in Honolulu - November 2011

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Leaders, including Prime Minister Gillard, met in Honolulu on 12 November in the margins of the APEC Leaders' meeting to review progress in the negotiations and consider next steps.

TPP Leaders' meeting - progress review

Round nine – October 2011, Lima

The ninth round of TPP negotiations concluded on 28 October in Lima, Peru. The 10 day round had around 870 delegates in attendance, including negotiators, stakeholders and media.

Update on the ninth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round eight – September 2011, Chicago

The eighth round of TPP negotiations was held in Chicago, United States, from 6–15 September 2011. TPP Parties continued to work towards settling the broad outlines of an agreement by the APEC Leaders Meeting in Honolulu in November.

Update on the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round seven – June 2011, Ho Chi Minh City

The seventh round of TPP negotiations was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 15–24 June 2011. TPP Parties (Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam) continued to make steady progress across all negotiating groups.

Update on the seventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round six – March/April 2011, Singapore

Australia and its TPP partners continued to make progress toward a high-quality, 21st century agreement at the sixth round of TPP negotiations held in Singapore from 24 March to 1 April 2011. Negotiators at this round focussed on narrowing the gaps in positions on the draft text and discussing initial market access offers.

Update on the sixth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round five – February 2011, Santiago

Chile hosted the fifth round of TPP negotiations in Santiago from 14–18 February 2011, with the nine TPP countries advancing further toward their goal of developing a high quality, comprehensive, 21st century regional trade agreement.

Update on the fifth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round four – December 2010, Auckland

The fourth round of TPP negotiations was held in Auckland from 6–10 December 2010, with the nine TPP Parties continuing to make steady progress across the full range of issues under discussion.

Update on the fourth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

Round three – October 2010, Brunei

The third round of TPP negotiations was held in Brunei from 4–9 October 2010 with the participation of new member, Malaysia. TPP Parties reached consensus early in the week on Malaysia joining the negotiations, and Malaysia then participated in the Brunei negotiations for the remainder of the week. Malaysia is the first country to join the negotiations since the group launched negotiations in March 2010. TPP Parties remain committed to further expanding membership over time to countries across the Asia-Pacific that can meet the high-quality, ambitious objectives of the TPP.

Update on the third round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations – Malaysia joins

Round two – June 2010, San Francisco

The second round of TPP negotiations, held in San Francisco from 14–18 June 2010, resulted in significant progress on both the broad architecture of the agreement, and on a range of specific issues to be covered in the TPP.

Update on the second round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations – solid progress

Round one – March 2010, Melbourne

The first formal round of TPP negotiations was held in Melbourne on 15–19 March 2010, with the participation of over 200 officials from Australia, the US, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Peru and Vietnam. It was a productive first round that got the negotiations off to a strong start.

Update on the first round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations – a strong start



Last Updated: 16 March 2017