About tariff elimination under the CPTPP
The CPTPP incorporates the tariff outcomes contained in the original TPP Agreement. The elimination of tariffs under the CPTPP now provides Canadian exporters across a broad range of sectors with new opportunities in key markets, including Japan, and Vietnam. Most tariff lines became duty-free when the Agreement entered into force for each CPTPP country. Tariffs on other goods will be eliminated gradually over “phase-out” periods, which vary by country and are detailed in each country’s respective tariff elimination schedules (see Annex 2-D of the Agreement for the tariff elimination schedules of each CPTPP country).Footnote 1
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Overall tariff elimination under the CPTPP
- The CPTPP provides comprehensive tariff elimination across all sectors. Once fully implemented, 99% of tariff lines among CPTPP parties will be duty-free.
- Once the agreement is fully implemented, Canada will have duty-free access to CPTPP countries for:
Tariff elimination schedules
- The first tariff cut for the initial six countries to ratify the CPTPP (Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore) took place on December 30, 2018.
- The second tariff cut for each of the initial six countries, except Japan, took place on January 1, 2019.
- Japan’s second tariff cut will take place on April 1, 2019. This coincides with Japan’s fiscal calendar.
- With the exception of Japan, each subsequent tariff cut under the Agreement will take place on January 1 until the tariff commitments are fully implemented. Japan’s subsequent tariff cuts will take place on April 1.
Tariff elimination for Vietnam, Peru, and Malaysia
- The CPTPP entered into force for Vietnam on January 14, 2019, Peru September 19, 2021, and Malaysia November 29, 2022.
- Canada, as one of the first six countries to ratify the CPTPP, selected to “catch-up” tariff elimination commitments vis-à-vis these new Parties.
- As a result, at the time of entry into force, these Parties applied multiple tariff cuts with respect to Canadian imports, and Canada made an equivalent number of tariff cuts on imports.
- Parties all continue to make made subsequent tariff cuts on January 1 to fully implement tariff commitments.
Tariff elimination for subsequent ratifying countries
- Tariff elimination information for the remaining CPTPP countries (i.e. Brunei and Chile) will be made available once those countries ratify the Agreement.
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