Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership text and resources

The legally verified text, Cabinet papers, statements, OIA releases and the National Interest Analysis are available to read and download.

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Download the CPTPP text [PDF, 185 KB] 

The annex of the CPTPP text above indicates the provisions in the Agreement’s Chapters that have been suspended and therefore will not apply between the Parties.

 Zip file of the CPTPP text and all 30 chapters (excluding annexes) [ZIP, 5.6 MB]


  • The CPTPP is a Treaty incorporating, by reference, the provisions of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed by Ministers on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, with certain provisions suspended. 
    • CPTPP text, setting out the incorporations and suspensions
    • Zip file of all 30 chapters, listed separately below

Chapters incorporated into the CPTPP

Annexes to the Chapters

Chapter 2 (National Treatment and Market Access for Goods)

Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures)

Chapter 4 (Textile and Apparel Goods)

Chapter 12 (Temporary Entry for Business Persons)

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement)

Annexes to the Agreement 

Annex I - Cross-Border Trade in Services and Investment Non-Conforming Measures

Annex II - Cross-Border Trade in Services and Investment Non-Conforming Measures

Annex III – Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures

Annex IV – State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies Non-Conforming Measures

Side Instruments

In the context of the Agreement, New Zealand has agreed side instruments with a number of other CPTPP Parties on a range of issues. These are also sometimes referred to as side letters.

Side instruments agreed by all CPTPP Parties

Side instruments signed by New Zealand and other Parties

Rules of procedure for disputes and associated code of conduct for arbitrators

Code of Conduct for SSDS under Chapter 28 of the CPTPP [PDF, 114 KB](external link)

CPTPP Implementation - CPTPP Commission decisions

Other documents

Press releases

New Zealand welcomes start of UK CPTPP accession process(external link) 2 June 2021

New Zealand welcomes news of UK request to join CPTPP(external link) 31 January 2021

Two-way trade with CPTPP countries nears $50 billion(external link) 4 March 2019

CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreement(external link) 20 January 2019

Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect(external link) 30 December 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 Ministerial Statement 3rd CPTPP Commission [PDF, 837 KB] 6 August 2020

CPTPP 2nd Commission Joint Statement [PDF, 411 KB] 9 October 2019

Ministerial statement 1st Commission CPTPP [PDF, 244 KB] 19 January 2019

CPTPP Ministerial statement Santiago [PDF, 240 KB] 8 March 2018

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 November 2017

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

National Interest Analysis

Every time the New Zealand government signs a new significant international treaty, a National Interest Analysis (NIA) is produced by the lead government agency.

For CPTPP, the NIA was released on 21 February 2018 to assist Parliament to weigh up the costs and benefits of New Zealand signing up to CPTPP and 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. As outlined in the following table:

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

Read the Cabinet negotiating mandate [PDF, 6 MB]

Officials advice

Officials provided advice to the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee during the Parliamentary process around CPTPP's ratification.

Economic modelling

Has economic modelling been done for the CPTPP?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned experienced international trade modellers, ImpactEcon, to estimate the economic effects of CPTPP on New Zealand. ImpactEcon estimates that once CPTPP is fully implemented, New Zealand’s annual GDP would be between NZ$1.2 and NZ$4.0 billion more than it would have been, if there was no agreement. 

These modelling results are shown in detail in ImpactEcon's report [PDF, 705 KB].


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