Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership - Resources

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Press releases

Trade Minister heads to CPTPP Commission Meeting(external link)(external link) 5 October 2022

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

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

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

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

Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect(external link)(external link) 30 December 2018

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

Joint statements

Joint Ministerial Statement 6th CPTPP Commission Meeting [PDF, 178 KB] 9 October 2022

Joint Ministerial Statement 5th CPTPP Commission [PDF, 405 KB] 1 September 2021

Joint Ministerial Statement 4th CPTPP Commission [PDF, 387 KB] 2 June 2021

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].

Canada has led work out of the Committee of Competitiveness and Business Facilitation (CBF) that examines the development of supply chain trade following the implementation of the CPTPP as required under the CPTPP CBF chapter (Article 22.3.5).

You can read the full report here [PDF, 1.5 MB].


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