Backgrounder - CPTPP Commission

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.

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