Documents relating to the negotiation of the CPTPP including Cabinet papers, statements, OIA releases and other documents are available.


Exporting to Japan [PDF, 297 KB]

New Zealand and Canada: Trade Partners [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Auckland [PDF, 402 KB]

Bay of Plenty [PDF, 394 KB]

Otago [PDF, 388 KB]

Waikato [PDF, 393 KB]

Hawkes Bay [PDF, 390 KB]

Manawatu-Whanganui [PDF, 397 KB]

Nelson-Tasman [PDF, 39 KB]

Northland [PDF, 398 KB]

Taranaki [PDF, 393 KB]

Wellington [PDF, 386 KB]

Canterbury [PDF, 385 KB]

Press releases

Viet Nam seventh nation to ratify CPTPP (external link) 15 November 2018

CPTPP underway – tariff cuts for our exporters on Dec 30 (external link) 31 October 2018

New Zealand ratifies CPTPP during trade minister’s trip to Ottawa and Washington (external link) 25 October 2018

New Zealand sets out progressive and inclusive trade approach at CPTPP signing (external link) 9 March 2018

New Zealand signs side letters curbing investor-state dispute settlement (external link) 9 March 2018

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny (external link) 21 February 2018

Success of CPTPP talks allows more time to consider law banning foreign home buyers (external link) 24 January 2018

Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership a better deal for New Zealand (external link) 11 November 2017

Joint statements

Joint declaration on Investor State Dispute Settlement [PDF, 115 KB] 8 March 2018

Joint declaration on Fostering Progressive and Inclusive Trade [PDF, 112 KB] 8 March 2018

Joint Ministerial statement [PDF, 57 KB]11 November 2017

Outline of CPTPP [PDF, 42 KB]11 Novebmer 2017

List of suspended provisions [PDF, 62 KB] 11 November 2017 

National Interest Analysis

The National Interest Analysis (NIA) assesses the CPTPP from the perspective of its impact on New Zealand and New Zealanders. It includes economic modelling to quantify the costs and benefits.

Every time the New Zealand government signs a new significant international treaty, a National Interest Analysis (NIA) is produced by the lead government agency. The NIA is then presented to Parliament, together with the text of the treaty, for consideration.

For CPTPP, the NIA was released on 21 February 2018. The NIA scrutinises the agreement, weighing up the costs and benefits of New Zealand signing up to CPTPP.

The National Interest Analysis was updated on 9 March 2018 with more details of side letters that were signed along with the agreement.

Separate NIAs were presented to Parliament in 2017 for the four other treaties that New Zealand will be required to ratify as part of CPTPP.

Government documents

The government has released the Cabinet negotiating mandate for CPTPP and the minute of the Cabinet decision.

In releasing this information, the government is seeking to balance introducing greater transparency around trade negotiations with a need to take into account the sensitive nature of the negotiations.

Some of the information within the Cabinet paper is being withheld in line with the principles of the Official Information Act.

Read the Cabinet negotiating mandate [PDF, 6 MB]

Reasons for withholding information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA)

Section of the OIA  Reason for withholding
 6(a)  to avoid prejudicing the international relations of the New Zealand Government
 9(2)(g)(i)  to protect the free and frank expression of opinions by departments
 9(2)(h)  to maintain legal professional privilege
 9(2)(j)  to avoid prejudice to negotiations

Officials Advice

Officials provided advice to the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee. In the interests of transparency the full text of this advice is linked below

Economic Modelling

Impacts of the CPTPP on the New Zealand economy [PDF, 1.2 MB]