On 5 November 2015 the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – agreed on 5 October 2015 – was publicly released. The text includes 30 chapters, plus annexures and side-agreements.
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade is the Depositary for the official text. The link to the site can be found here.
This is an important market regulatory document that is far more than a traditional Free Trade Agreement. The different chapters in the text can be found here.
The full text of the TPP is long, complex and subject to a complicated number of exceptions and side-agreements. Our updated hub contains analyses of the text by sectors and issues. Please refer to the impact by sector and issue sections on our TPP hub.
The TPP is highly important to trade and commerce in the region. Since the initial agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries, Indonesia has also agreed to become a member of the TPP. Other nations, including Korea, have expressed a strong interest in doing so. The revolutionary significance of the TPP for global trade and investment therefore continues to grow.
If you have any particular questions about the TPP please feel free to contact any one of the key contacts listed below.
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