Aotearoa New Zealand hosts CPTPP in 2023

Aotearoa New Zealand is Chair of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2023.

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The centrepiece of New Zealand’s hosting year was the 7th Commission Meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which was held on 16 July in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

CPTPP now spans 12 economies — Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Viet Nam and now the United Kingdom (the first ecnomy to accede) — which increases CPTPP members’ collective global share of GDP to 14.6%.

The Commission Meeting [PDF, 527 KB] was an opportunity to work with the CPTPP membership to further regional economic integration and promote inclusive and sustainable trade that delivers economic opportunity, prosperity and benefits for all our people.

CPTPP members also welcomed the United Kingdom as the newest member of the Agreement at a signing ceremony held during the Commission Meeting.

In addition to highlighting the importance of inclusive and sustainable trade, Aotearoa New Zealand is using its host year to promote indigenous trade and economic empowerment, working with members to ensure that the Agreement remains relevant to the trade and investment issues we collectively face, and developing practical initiatives that deliver gains for exporters. To this end, Ministers agreed at the Commission to establish an ad-hoc working group under Chapter 5 (Business Facilitation) of the Agreement which aims to cut the red-tape for businesses operating under the CPTPP.

Read the media statement – Government set to host Ministers from CPTPP economies(external link).

Key dates

Date Meeting
21 February 1st Senior Officials Meeting
18-19 April 2nd Senior Officials Meeting
13 July 3rd Senior Officials Meeting
15-16 July Ministerial-Level Commission Meeting
4 October 4th Senior Officials Meeting
Early December 5th Senior Officials Meeting

Meeting summaries


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