Language selection

Search

Backgrounder - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission (CPTPP)

First CPTPP Commission Meeting

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) inaugural Commission meeting took place on January 19, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. The CPTPP ministers and senior officials, representing Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, met to discuss elements needed for effective implementation of the agreement, and how it can be expanded in the future. The Commission adopted a Joint Statement, along with four decisions:  an approach to administering the agreement, rules of procedures for dispute settlement panels, a code of conduct for investor-state dispute settlement, and a process for the accession of new economies to the CPTPP.

Second CPTPP Commission Meeting

The second meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Commission took place from October 7 to 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. The CPTPP senior officials, representing Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam, met to monitor and advance the implementation of the CPTPP’s obligations.

The Commission adopted decisions on its Rules of Procedure as well as the establishment of a roster of individuals who may be selected to serve as panel chairs to address state-to-state disputes. The Commission also released a Joint Statement on the outcomes of the meeting.

Third CPTPP Commission Meeting

The third meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Commission was hosted virtually by Mexico on August 5, 2020. The CPTPP Ministers and senior officials, representing Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam, met to discuss CPTPP implementation and expansion, as well as how CPTPP partners could address challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and work towards post-COVID-19 economic recovery.

The Commission affirmed the importance of rules-based trade and discussed ways to support open markets. This includes ongoing work to implement CPTPP provisions that support an inclusive, transparent and predictable business environment, cooperation to build resilient supply chains, and upholding the World Trade Organization as the core of the multilateral trading system. Considering the significant role that digital technology plays, particularly in the context of the global pandemic, the Commission mandated senior officials to work towards establishment of a dedicated body on digital economy.

Report a problem on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, please contact us.

Date Modified: