Documents relating to the negotiation of the CPTPP including Cabinet papers, statements, OIA releases and other documents are available.
Auckland [PDF, 402 KB]
Bay of Plenty [PDF, 394 KB]
Otago [PDF, 388 KB]
Waikato [PDF, 393 KB]
Hawkes Bay [PDF, 390 KB]
Manawatu-Whanganui [PDF, 397 KB]
Nelson-Tasman [PDF, 39 KB]
Northland [PDF, 398 KB]
Taranaki [PDF, 393 KB]
Wellington [PDF, 386 KB]
Canterbury [PDF, 385 KB]
Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect (external link) 30 December 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
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 Parliment 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.
- Download the CPTPP National Interest Analysis [PDF, 2.2 MB]
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.
- Budapest Treaty National Interest Analysis [PDF, 158 KB]
- WIPO Copyright Treaty National Interest Analysis [PDF, 119 KB]
- Berne Convention National Interest Analysis [PDF, 116 KB]
- WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty National Interest Analysis [PDF, 145 KB]
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 provided advice to the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee during the Parlimentary process around CPTPP's ratification.
- Opening Statement to the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee: The National Interest Analysis for CPTPP. (external link)
- Initial Briefing for the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee. (external link)
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.