Statements, press releases, text and other papers relating to DEPA are available below.

Agreement text

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].

Side letters

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]

Press releases

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]


Public submissions

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.

Fact sheets

DEPA at a Glance fact sheet [PDF, 115 KB]

Related links

Singapore - MFAT webpage

Chile - MFAT webpage

WTO e-commerce negotiations

Trade For All Agenda