TPP - Trans-Pacific Partnership final text (2015, updated Nov 2017, updated Mar 2018)

New Zeland Foreign Affairs and Trade | 25 January 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text

UPDATE: The legally verified text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was released on 21 February 2018 and the side letters were released on 8 March 2018.

- CPTPP text

- Side letters:

Documents constituting an international commitment

Newly-issued under CPTPP:

1. With Malaysia;
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en01.pdf

2. With VietNam
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en02.pdf

3. With VietNam
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en03.pdf

4. With Canada
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en04.pdf

Same contents of side letter in TPP 12 agreement:

5. With Australia
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en05.pdf

6. With Canada
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en06.pdf

7. With VietNam
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en07.pdf

Documents that do not constitute an international commitment (not legally binding)

Newly-issued under CPTPP:

8. With Chile
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en08.pdf

9. With Chile
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en09.pdf

10. With VietNam
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en10.pdf

11. With VietNam
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en11.pdf

12. With Malaysia
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en12.pdf

13. With Canada
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en13.pdf

14. With Peru
https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/tpp/naiyou/pdf/side_letter_tpp11_en/side_letter_tpp11_en14.pdf


UPDATE: On 9-10 November 2017 in Da Nang, Viet Nam, Trade Ministers from eleven countries agreed the legal instrument for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Annex I - Outline of the TPP 11 agreement

Annex II - List of suspended provisions


Final legal text, as released by the New Zealand government.
Signed 4 February 2016.

For country-specific annexes, visit the New Zeland Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Table of contents

Preamble

1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions

2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

3. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures

Annex 3-D. Product-Specific Rules of Origin
Appendix 1 to Annex: 3-D: Provisions related to the Product-Specific Rules of Origin for certain vehicles and parts of vehicles

4. Textiles and Apparel

Annex 4-A: Textiles and Apparel Product-Specific Rules of Origin
Appendix 1 to Annex 4-A: Short Supply List of Products

5. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

6. Trade Remedies

7. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

8. Technical Barriers to Trade

9. Investment

10. Cross-Border Trade in Services

Annex I Consolidated Formatting Note [external link, PDF]

11. Financial Services

12. Temporary Entry for Business Persons

13. Telecommunications

14. Electronic Commerce

15. Government Procurement

16. Competition Policy

17. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies

18. Intellectual Property

19. Labour

20. Environment

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

27. Administrative and Institutional Provisions

28. Dispute Settlement

29. Exceptions and General Provisions

30. Final Provisions

Side letters

Some side letters appear twice in this list because they were released by both signatory countries. In such cases, the second entry in this list is preceded by an asterisk. The total number of side letters in this list, excluding duplicates, is 118. The side letters below have not been legally scrubbed. Visit the New Zeland Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the New Zealand final legal side instruments.

Side Letters Released By U.S.:

  • Labor

U.S.-Brunei Labor Consistency Plan
U.S.-Malaysia Labor Consistency Plan
U.S.-Vietnam Labor Consistency Plan

  • Market Access Related

U.S.-Australia Letter Re Recognition Of FTA TRQs In TPP
U.S.- Australia Letter On Sugar Review
U.S.- Canada Letter On Milk Equivalence
U.S.-Canada Letter On Agricultural Transparency
U.S.-Chile Letter On Distinctive Products
U.S.-Chile Letter Regarding Recognition Of FTA TRQs In TPP
U.S.-Japan Letter On Distinctive Products
U.S.-Japan Letter On Safety Regulations For Motor Vehicles
U.S.-Japan Letter On Operation Of SBS Mechanism
U.S.-Japan Letter On Operation Of Whey Protein Concentrate Safeguard
U.S.-Japan Letter Regarding Standards Of Fill
U.S.-Japan Letters Related To The PHP
U.S.-Malaysia Letter On Auto Imports
U.S.-Malaysia Letter On Distinctive Products
U.S.-New Zealand Letter On Distinctive Products
U.S.-Peru Letter On Distinctive Products
U.S.-Peru Letter On TRQs And Safeguards
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Catfish
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Distinctive Products Of U.S.
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Distinctive Products Of VN
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Offals

  • Textiles and Apparel Related

U.S.-Brunei Letter On Textiles And Apparel
U.S.-Malaysia Letter On Registered Textile And Apparel Enterprises
U.S.-Singapore Letter On Textiles And US-SG FTA
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Registered Textile And Apparel Enterprises

  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Related

U.S.-Chile SPS Letter Regarding Salmonid Eggs

  • Intellectual Property Related

U.S.-Australia Letter On Selected IP Provisions
U.S.-Australia Letter On Article 17.9.7(B) Of AU.S.FTA
U.S.-Canada Letter On IP Border Enforcement
U.S.-Chile Letter Re Geographical Indications
U.S.-Chile Letter Re Article 17.10.2 Of U.S. Chile FTA
U.S.-Japan Letter Re Copyright Term
U.S.-Malaysia Letter Re Articles 18.41.50 And .52
U.S.-Malaysia Letter Re Geographical Indications
U.S.-Mexico Letter Re Geographical Indications
U.S.-Mexico Letter Re Tequila And Mezcal
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Biologics
U.S.-Peru Letter Re Article 16.14.3 Of US-Peru TPA
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On GIs

  • Services/Financial Services/E-Commerce

U.S.-Chile Letter Regarding Express Delivery Services
U.S.-Vietnam Letter On Pharmaceutical Distribution
U.S.-Vietnam Letter Regarding Electronic Payment Services
U.S.-Australia Letter On Privacy

  • Temporary Entry

U.S.-Japan Letter Re Temporary Entry

  • Government Procurement

U.S.-Australia Letter On AU.S.FTA GP Thresholds
U.S.-Canada Letter Re GP Thresholds
U.S.-Canada-Mexico Letter Re GP Procedures

  • SOEs

U.S.-Singapore Letter On SOE Transparency

  • Environment

U.S.-Chile Understanding Regarding Fisheries Subsidies And Natural Disasters
U.S.-Malaysia Letter On Committee To Coordinate Implementation Of Environment Chapters
U.S.-Peru Understanding Regarding Biodiversity And Traditional Knowledge
U.S.-Peru Understanding Regarding Conservation And Trade

  • Annex On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceutical Products And Medical Devices

U.S.-Australia Letter On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices
U.S.-Japan Letter On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices
U.S.-Peru Understanding Re Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices

  • Japan Bilateral Outcomes

U.S. – Japan Letter On NTMs
U.S. – Japan Letter On Automobile NTMs
U.S. – Japan Letter On Auto Distribution

Side Letters Released By Canada

  • National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

Letter from Canada to Australia (Distinctive Products)
Letter from Canada to New Zealand (Distinctive Products)
Letter from Canada to Vietnam (Distinctive Products)
Letter from Canada to Australia (Wines and Distilled Spirits)
Letter from Canada to New Zealand (Wines and Distilled Spirits)
Letter from Canada to Japan (Forest Products)
*Letter from Canada to the United States (Transparency and Notification regarding Measures affecting Agriculture and Agri-food Trade)
*Letter from Canada to the United States (Assessment of Food Safety Regulatory System for Certain Dairy Products)
Letter from Canada to Australia (Dairy and Food Processing)
Letter from Canada to Malaysia (Motor Vehicles)

  • Financial Services

Letter from Canada to Vietnam (Electronic Payment Services)

  • Government Procurement

*Letter from Canada to the United States (Government Procurement Thresholds)
*Letter from Canada to the United States and Mexico (Government Procurement Rules)

  • Intellectual Property

Letter from Canada to Japan (Geographical Indications)
Letter from Canada to Vietnam (Trademarks/Certification Marks)
Letter from Canada to Mexico (Geographical Indications)
Letter from Canada to Mexico (Cooperation)
Letter from Canada to Chile (Geographical Indications)
Letter from Canada to Peru (Geographical Indications)
Letter from Canada to Japan (Copyright)
*Letter from Canada to the United States (IP Border Enforcement - In-Transit Information Sharing)

  • Environment

Peru-Canada Understanding (Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge)
Malaysia-Canada Understanding (Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge)

Side Letters Released By New Zealand

New Zealand – Australia Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And Other Agreements
New Zealand – Brunei Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And Other Agreements
*New Zealand – Canada Side Letter: Treatment Of Certain Products
*Canada – New Zealand Side Letter: Wines And Spirits
New Zealand – Chile Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And The P4 Agreement
New Zealand – Chile Side Letter: Understanding On Textiles Trade
Japan – New Zealand Side Letter: Understanding On Copyright Term
New Zealand – Malaysia Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And Other Agreements
New Zealand – Mexico Side Letter: Treatment Of Certain Products
New Zealand – Peru Side Letter: Understanding On Geographical Indications
Peru – New Zealand Understanding Regarding Biodiversity And Traditional Knowledge
New Zealand – Singapore Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And Other Agreements
*New Zealand – United States Side Letter: Treatment Of Certain Products
New Zealand – Viet Nam Side Letter: Relationship Between TPP And AANZFTA
Viet Nam – New Zealand Side Letter: Electronic Payment Services

Side Letters Released By Vietnam:

  • Financial Services (Electronic Payment Services):

*Vietnam – Canada Letter
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter
Vietnam – Malaysia Letter
Vietnam – Australia Letter
Vietnam – Japan Letter
Vietnam – Mexico Letter
*Vietnam – New Zealand Letter

  • Market Access Related

*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Distinctive Products Of Vietnam
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Distinctive Products Of U.S.
*Vietnam – Canada Letter On Distinctive Products
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Catfish
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Offal

  • Intellectual Property:

*Vietnam – Canada Letter On Trademarks/Certification Marks
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On GIs
*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Biologics

  • Services:

*Vietnam – U.S. Letter On Pharmaceutical Distribution
Vietnam – Australia Letter On Education

  • Temporary Entry

Vietnam – Australia Letter On Work & Holiday Visa Arrangement

  • Textiles & Apparel:

Vietnam – Mexico Letter On Trade On Trade In Textile & Apparel Goods Under Short Supply List, And Babies’ Synthetic Garments
Vietnam – Mexico Letter On Trade On Registered Textile & Apparel Enterprises
*Vietnam-U.S. Letter On Recognized Textile & Apparel Enterprises

  • Investment:

Vietnam – Australia Letter On Existing Investment Agreement
Vietnam – Australia Letter On Airline Industry

  • Labor:

*Vietnam – U.S. Labor Consistency Plan

  • Existing Agreement:

*Vietnam – New Zealand Letter On ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

Side Letters Released By Mexico:

  • Market Access Related

Mexico – Australia Letter On Distinctive Products
*Mexico – Canada Letter On Distinctive Products
*Mexico – New Zealand Letter On Distinctive Products

  • Intellectual Property:

*Mexico – Canada Letter On Work Plan On GIs, Appellations Of Origin, And Similar Forms Of Intellectual Property Rights
Mexico – Brunei Letter On GIs
*Mexico-U.S. Letter Re Tequila And Mezcal
*Mexico-U.S. Letter On GIs

  • Environment

Mexico – Peru Understanding On Biodiversity
Mexico – Malaysia Understanding On Biodiversity

  • Customs:

Mexico – Malaysia Letter

  • Textiles & Apparel:

*Mexico – Vietnam Letter On Goods On Short Supply List And Synthetic Babies’ Clothes
*Mexico – Vietnam Letter On Recognizing Textile & Apparel Enterprises

  • Financial Services (Electronic Payment Services):

*Mexico – Vietnam Letter

Side Letters Released By Australia:

  • Government Procurement

Australia – Chile Letter
*Australia – U.S. Letter

  • Temporary Entry:

*Australia – Vietnam Letter On Work And Holiday Visas

  • Services:

*Australia – Vietnam Letter On Education Services

  • Investment:

Australia – Mexico Letter on Termination Of Existing Investment Agreement
*Australia – Vietnam Letter On Airline Industry
*Australia – Vietnam Letter On Termination Of Existing Investment Agreement
Australia – Peru Letter On Termination Of Existing Investment Agreement

  • Environment:

Australia – Peru Letter On Biodiversity
Australia – Malaysia Letter On Biodiversity

  • Intellectual Property:

Australia – Japan Letter On Copyright
*Australia – U.S. Letter On Article 17.9.7(b) Of AUSFTA
*Australia – U.S. Letter On Selected IP Provisions

  • Market Access:

*Australia – Canada Letter On Distinctive Products
*Australia – Mexico Letter On Distinctive Products
Australia – Peru Letter On Distinctive Products
*Australia – Canada Letter On Dairy Products Used For Processing In Canada
*Australia – Canada Letter On Dsitribution Of Distilled Spirits And Wine
Australia – Chile Letter On Distilled Spirits And Wine
Australia – Japan Letter On Operation Of SBS Mechanism For Rice Quota
*Australia – U.S. Letter On Tariff-Rate Quotas And Safeguards
*Australia – U.S. Letter On Sugar Review

  • Electronic Commerce:

*Australia – U.S. Letter On Privacy Protections

  • Existing Agreement:

*Australia – New Zealand Letter On ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

  • Annex On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceutical Products And Medical Devices:

Australia – Peru Letter On ’High-Quality Healthcare
*Australia – U.S. Letter On Regulatory Transparency

  • Financial Services (Electronic Payment Services):

*Australia – Vietnam Letter

Side Letters Released By Japan:

  • Market Access:

*Japan – Australia Letter On Operation Of SBS Mechanism For Rice Quota
*Japan – U.S. Letter On Operation Of SBS Mechansim For Rice Quota
*Japan – U.S. Letter On Distinctive Products
*Japan-U.S. Letter Regarding Standards Of Fill
*Japan-U.S. Letter On Automobile Standards
*Japan-U.S. Letter On Preferential Handling Procedure
*Japan – Canada Letter On Forestry
*Japan-U.S. Letter On Operation Of Whey Protein Concentrate Safeguard

  • Financial Services (Electronic Payment Services):

*Japan-Vietnam Letter

  • Intellectual Property:

Japan – Peru Letter On GIs & Intellectual Property Rights Under Existing FTA
*Japan – U.S. Letter On Copyright & Royalties
*Japan-Australia Letter On Copyrights
*Japan-Canada Letter On Copyrights
*Japan-New Zealand Letter On Copyrights
Japan-Chile Letter On GIs

  • Temporary Entry:

*Japan-U.S. Letter

  • Annex On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceutical Products And Medical Devices:

*Japan-U.S. Letter On Transparency And Procedural Fairness For Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices

  • Japan-U.S. Bilateral Outcomes:

*Japan-U.S. Letter On NTMs
*Japan-U.S. Letter On Automobile NTMs
*Japan-U.S. Letter On Auto Distribution

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