DEPA text and resources

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

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Agreement text and other reference materials

The DEPA was signed in an entirely online virtual signing ceremony by New Zealand, Chile and Singapore on Friday 12 June NZT.

Negotiations were conducted on the basis of a draft framework.

The Protocol to the DEPA (the Protocol) was signed on 15 July 2023 NZT. The Protocol reinforces the legal certainty and enforceability of key rules in the original DEPA for New Zealand digital exporters and DEPA accession candidates.

The Protocol will become binding on DEPA Parties under international law only after each Party’s completion of its internal legal procedures necessary for the Protocol’s entry into force.


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