PACER Plus text and resources

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Full text

PACER Plus consolidated legal text [PDF, 4.9 MB] (excluding Schedules of Commitments on Tariffs – Part I for Forum Island Countries)

Text by chapter

Preamble [PDF, 26 KB]

Chapter 1: Initial Provisions and General Definitions [PDF, 110 KB]

Chapter 2: Trade in Goods [PDF, 257 KB]

 This chapter includes:

Chapter 3: Rules of Origin and Verification Procedures [PDF, 397 KB]

This chapter includes:

  • Annex 3-A: Declaration of Origin Requirements
  • Annex 3-B: Schedule of Product Specific Rules

Chapter 4: Customs Procedures [PDF, 125 KB]

Chapter 5: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures [PDF, 126 KB]

Chapter 6: Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures [PDF, 127 KB]

Chapter 7: Trade in Services [PDF, 151 KB]

This chapter includes:

Chapter 8: Movement of Natural Persons [PDF, 108 KB]

This chapter includes:

Chapter 9: Investment [PDF, 150 KB]

This chapter includes:

Chapter 10: Development and Economic Cooperation [PDF, 107 KB]

Chapter 11: General Provisions and Exceptions [PDF, 117 KB]

Chapter 12: Institutional Provisions [PDF, 112 KB]

This chapter includes:

  • Annex 12-A: Subsidiary Bodies

Chapter 13: Transparency [PDF, 99 KB]

Chapter 14: Consultations and Dispute Settlement [PDF, 159 KB]

This chapter includes:

  • Annex 14-A: Model Rules of Procedure

Chapter 15: Final Provisions [PDF, 128 KB]

Annex I: Lists of Most-Favoured-Nation Exemptions on Services and Investment [PDF, 331 KB]

Related arrangements

Arrangement on Labour Mobility [PDF, 123 KB]

Implementing Arrangement for Development and Economic Cooperation under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus – 2017 version [PDF, 398 KB]

Note: Parties to PACER Plus agreed to amend Attachment A of the Implementing Arrangement for Development and Economic Cooperation under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus at the PACER Plus Joint Committee meeting held 30 March 2021 to reflect decisions made in relation to the design of the PACER Plus Implementation Package.

The revised Attachment A replaces the attachment of the same name in the original 2017 Implementing Arrangement.

Amendments to the IA – Attachment A – 2021 [PDF, 363 KB]

Amendments to the original 2017 text are as follows:

  • Amendments were made to text under the sub-heading Establishment of a PACER Plus Implementation Unit
  • Amendments were made to text under the sub-heading Management Structure
  • Amendments were made to text under the sub-heading Annual Programmes

National Interest Analysis

National Interest Analysis [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Side Letters

New Zealand-Australia side letter [PDF, 210 KB]

Other Official PACER Plus Documents

PACER Plus Ministerial Communiqués

PP.MIN.003/C/FINAL – 30 June 2021 [PDF, 575 KB]

PP.MIN.002/C/FINAL – 18 December 2020 [PDF, 561 KB]

PP.MIN.001/C/FINAL – 13 February 2020 [PDF, 296 KB]

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