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.

 

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