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

Agreement text

The full text of the DEPA is available here [PDF, 231 KB]. This text is subject to legal verification by DEPA Parties prior to signature.

Negotiations were conducted on the basis of a draft framework. The full draft of the DEPA framework is available here [PDF, 282 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 - New ZealandZ 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)

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

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