Statements, press releases, text and other papers relating to DEPA are available below.
The DEPA was signed in an entirely online virtual signing ceremony by New Zealand, Chile and Singapore on Friday 12 June NZT. The full text of the DEPA is available here. [PDF, 1015 KB]
The National Interest Analysis is available here [PDF, 986 KB].
Negotiations were conducted on the basis of a draft framework. The full draft of the DEPA framework is available here [PDF, 282 KB].
New Zealand – Singapore side letter [PDF, 308 KB]
New Zealand – Chile side letter [PDF, 384 KB]
Joint Ministerial Statement – conclusion of DEPA negotiations [PDF, 65 KB]
Joint Ministerial Statement - launch of Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) negotiations [PDF, 361 KB]
Beehive press release - Digital trade agreement timely response to COVID-19 (external link)
Beehive press release - New Zealand concludes digital economy trade talks with Singapore and Chile (external link)
Beehive press release - NZ joins Chile and Singapore in talks on a Digital Economy Partnership (external link)
Read a statement by Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker at the signature of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement here (external link).
Briefings and papers
Briefing to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth
WTO-based negotiations on the trade related aspects of e-commerce and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement - Negotiating Mandate
Briefing for the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Select Committee for Parliamentary Treaty Examination [PDF, 215 KB]
A public submission process was held between May and July 2019. Six submissions were received related to DEPA and one submission related to e-commerce and digital more broadly. Read the submissions here.
DEPA at a Glance fact sheet [PDF, 115 KB]
Singapore - MFAT webpage
Chile - MFAT webpage
WTO e-commerce negotiations
Trade For All Agenda