CPTPP text and associated documents

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was signed in Santiago, Chile, on 8 March 2018.

The CPTPP entered into force for Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore on 30 December 2018. The CPTPP entered into force for Vietnam on 14 January 2019. The CPTPP will enter into force for Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia and Peru 60 days after they complete their respective ratification processes.

Following conclusion of the deal on 23 January 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, the CPTPP text was subject to a process of legal review, translation and verification. English, French and Spanish language versions of the legally verified CPTPP text were released on 21 February 2018. The CPTPP text is equally authentic in English, French and Spanish. In the event of any inconsistencies, the English text will prevail.

For summaries of the CPTPP outcomes for Australia, refer to FTA information and outcomes documents.

For TPP chapter summaries, refer to FTA chapter summaries.

Text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

The CPTPP is a separate treaty that incorporates, by reference, the provisions of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as signed by Ministers on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Under the CPTPP Agreement, signatories have implemented the original TPP between them, with the exception of a limited number of provisions which will be suspended. Suspensions will remain in place until the Parties agree to end them, by consensus.

The CPTPP treaty text should be read in conjunction with the text of the original TPP, which can be found below.

Text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) [PDF 185 KB]

CPTPP associated documents

On 8 March 2018, the following bilateral arrangements (‘side letters’) were concluded in Santiago, Chile. The documents below comprise the letters from Australia to relevant countries. Copies of the signed letters between Australia and the other countries will be uploaded to the DFAT website as soon as practicable.

New side letters agreed under the CPTPP:

Original TPP side letters maintained under the CPTPP:

TPP text and associated documents

6 October 2015

After the negotiations concluded on 5 October 2015, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) text was subject to a process of legal review, translation and verification.

An English language version of the legally verified TPP text was released on 26 January 2016 (This supersedes the version of the TPP text that was released on 5 November 2015).

The TPP text will be equally authentic in English, French and Spanish. In the event of any inconsistencies, the English text will prevail.

The following chapters and annexes comprise the TPP text as signed by Mr Robb and his counterparts from other TPP countries on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Preamble

  1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions

    The Chapter includes the following Annex:

    • Annex 1-A: Party-Specific Definitions
  2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

    The Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 2-A: National Treatment and Import and Export Restrictions
    • Annex 2-B: Remanufactured Goods
    • Annex 2-C: Export Duties, Taxes or Other Charges
    • Annex 2-D: Tariff Elimination

    Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter

    Australia

    Brunei Darussalam

    Canada

    Chile

    Japan

    Malaysia

    Mexico

    New Zealand

    Peru

    Singapore

    United States

    Viet Nam

  3. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

  4. Textiles and Apparel
  5. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation
  6. Trade Remedies

    The Chapter includes the following Annex:

    • Annex 6-A: Practices Relating to Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings
  7. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  8. Technical Barriers to Trade

    The Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 8-A: Wine and Distilled Spirits
    • Annex 8-B: Information and Communications Technology Products
    • Annex 8-C: Pharmaceuticals
    • Annex 8-D: Cosmetics
    • Annex 8-E: Medical Devices
    • Annex 8-F: Proprietary Formulas for Pre-packaged Foods and Food Additives
    • Annex 8-G: Organic Products
  9. Investment

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 9-A: Customary International Law
    • Annex 9-B: Expropriation
    • Annex 9-C: Expropriation Relating to Land
    • Annex 9-D: Service of Documents on a Party Under Section B (Investor State Dispute Settlement)
    • Annex 9-E: Transfers
    • Annex 9-F: DL-600
    • Annex 9-G: Public Debt
    • Annex 9-H
    • Annex 9-I: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism
    • Annex 9-J: Submission of a Claim to Arbitration
    • Annex 9-K: Submission of Certain Claims for Three Years After Entry into Force
    • Annex 9-L: Investment Agreements
  10. Cross Border Trade in Services

    The Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 10-A: Professional Services
    • Annex 10-B: Express Delivery Services
    • Annex 10-C: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism
  11. Financial Services

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 11-A: Cross-Border Trade
    • Annex 11-B: Specific Commitments
    • Annex 11-C: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism
    • Annex 11-D: Authorities Responsible For Financial Services
    • Annex 11-E
  12. Temporary Entry for Business Persons
  13. Telecommunications

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 13-A: Rural Telephone Suppliers - United States
    • Annex 13-B: Rural Telephone Suppliers - Peru
  14. Electronic Commerce
  15. Government Procurement
  16. Competition Policy

    This Chapter includes the following Annex:

    • Annex 16-A: Application of Article 16.2, Article 16.3 and Article 16.4 to Brunei Darussalam
  17. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 17-A: Threshold Calculation
    • Annex 17-B: Process for Developing Information Concerning State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies
    • Annex 17-C: Further Negotiations
    • Annex 17-D: Application to Sub-Central State-Owned Enterprises
    • Annex 17-E: Singapore
    • Annex 17-F: Malaysia
    • Annex IV: Non-Conforming Activities
  18. Intellectual Property

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 18-A: Annex to Article 18.7.2 (International Agreements)
    • Annex 18-B: Annex to Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test or Other Data) and Article 18.52 (Biologics)
    • Annex 18-C: Annex to Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test or Other Data) and Article 18.52 (Biologics)
    • Annex 18-D: Annex to Article 18.46 (Patent Term Adjustments for Patent Office Delays), Article 18.48 (Patent Term Adjustment for Unreasonable Curtailment), Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test or Other Data) and Article 18.52 (Biologics)
    • Annex 18-E: Annex to Section J (Internet Service Providers)
    • Annex 18-F: Annex to Section J (Internet Service Providers)
  19. Labour
  20. Environment

    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:

    • Annex 20-A
    • Annex 20-B
  21. Cooperation and Capacity Building
  22. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation
  23. Development
  24. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  25. Regulatory Coherence
  26. Transparency and Anti-corruption

    This Chapter includes the following Annex:

    • Annex 26-A Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
  27. Administrative and Institutional Provisions
  28. Dispute Settlement
  29. Exceptions and General Provisions
  30. Final Provisions

Annexes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Annex I - Investment and Cross-Border Trade in Services

Annex II - Investment and Cross-Border Trade in Services

Annex III - Financial Services

Annex IV - State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies

Associated documents

Goods

Investment

Services

Electronic Commerce

Government Procurement

Intellectual Property

Environment

Transparency and Anti-corruption

Dispute Settlement

Working Holiday

Last Updated: 6 February 2019

CPTPP market snapshot (including Australia)

  • CPTPP GDP: US$10.6 trillion
  • CPTPP Population: 499 million
  • Australia-CPTPP two-way trade: $171bn
  • Australia-CPTPP two-way trade %: 22.4% of all Australian trade
  • CPTPP % of world GDP: 13.3%
  • CPTPP % of world population: 6.7%
  • CPTPP % of world trade: 14.4%

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