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Text of the TPP Agreement​




The legally verified text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released on 26 January 2016 and can be accessed below. This supersedes the version of the TPP text that was initially released on the 5th November 2015. 

0. Preamble

1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions
The Chapter includes the following Annex:
Annex 1-A: Party-Specific Definitions​

2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods
The Chapter includes the following Annexes:
            Annex 2-A: National Treatment and Import and Export Restrictions
            Annex 2-B: Remanufactured Goods
            Annex 2-C: Export Duties, Taxes or Other Charges
            Annex 2-D: Tariff Elimination

Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter:

2-D. Australia - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Australia Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Brunei - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Brunei Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Canada - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Canada Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Canada Appendix A Tariff Rate Quotas
2-D. Canada Appendix B between Japan and Canada on Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. Chile - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Chile Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Japan - General Notes to Tariff Schedule​
2-D. Japan Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Japan Appendix A Tariff Rate Quotas
2-D. Japan Appendix B-1 Agricultural Safeguard Measures
2-D. Japan Appendix B-2 Forest Good Safeguard Measure
2-D. Japan Appendix C Tariff Differentials
2-D. Japan Appendix D-1​ Appendix between Japan and the United States on Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. Japan Appendix D-2​ Appendix between Japan and the United States on Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. Japan Appendix E Appendix between Japan and Canada on Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. Malaysia - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Malaysia Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Malaysia Appendix A Tariff Rate Quotas
2-D. Mexico - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Mexico Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Mexico Appendix A-1 Tariff Rate Quotas and Appendix A-2 Country-Specific Allocation for Sugar of Mexico
2-D. Mexico Appendix A , B and C Tariff Rate Quotas and Tariff Differentials
2-D. Mexico Appendix C Tariff Differentials
2-D. New Zealand - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. New Zealand Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Peru - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Peru Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Singapore - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Singapore Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. US - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. US Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. US Appendix A Tariff Rate Quotas
2-D. US Appendix B Agricultural Safeguard Measures
2-D. US Appendix C Tariff Differentials
2-D. US Appendix D Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. US Appendix D Appendix between Japan and the US on Motor Vehicle Trade
2-D. US Appendix E Earned Import Allowance Program
2-D. Viet Nam - General Notes to Tariff Schedule
2-D. Viet Nam Tariff Elimination Schedule
2-D. Viet Nam Appendix A Tariff Rate Quotas

3. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
          Annex 3-A: Other Arrangements
          Annex 3-B: Minimum Data Requirements
          Annex 3-C: Exceptions to Article 3.11 (De Minimis)

Annex to the Chapter:
          3-D. Product Specific Rules Annex
          3-D-1. Provisions Related to the Product-Specific Rules of Origin for Certain Vehicles and Parts of                         Vehicles

4. Textiles and Apparel
Annexes to the Chapter:
          4-A. Textiles and Apparel Product Specific Rules of Origin Annex
          4-A-1. Short Supply List Appendix 1 to Annex 4-A

5. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

6. Trade Remedies
The Chapter includes the following Annex:
          Annex 6-A: Practices Relating to Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings

7. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

8. Technical Barriers to Trade
The Chapter includes the following Annexes:
         Annex 8-A: Wine and Distilled Spirits
         Annex 8-B: Information and Communications Technology Products
         Annex 8-C: Pharmaceuticals
         Annex 8-D: Cosmetics
         Annex 8-E: Medical Devices
         Annex 8-F: Proprietary Formulas for Pre-packaged Foods and Food Additives​

9. Investment
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
         ​Annex 9-A: Customary International Law
         Annex 9-B: Expropriation
         Annex 9-C: Expropriation Relating to Land
         Annex 9-D: Service of Documents on a Party Under Section B (Investor State Dispute Settlement)
         Annex 9-E: Transfers
         Annex 9-F: DL-600
         Annex 9-G: Public Debt
         Annex 9-H
         Annex 9-I: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism
         Annex 9-J: Submission of a Claim to Arbitration
         Annex 9-K: Submission of Certain Claims for Three Years After Entry into Force
         Annex 9-L: Investment Agreements

10. Cross-Border Trade in Services
The Chapter includes the following Annexes:
         Annex 10-A: Professional Services
         Annex 10-B: Express Delivery Services
         Annex 10-C: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism

11. Financial Services
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
         Annex 11-A: Cross-Border Trade
         Annex 11-B: Specific Commitments
         Annex 11-C: Non-Conforming Measures Ratchet Mechanism
         Annex 11-D: Authorities Responsible For Financial Services
         Annex 11-E

12. Temporary Entry for Business Persons
Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter:
         Annex 12-A. Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Australia Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Brunei Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Canada Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Chile Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Japan Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Malaysia Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Mexico Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. New Zealand Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Peru Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Singapore Temporary Entry for Business Persons
        12-A. Viet Nam Temporary Entry for Business Persons

13. Telecommunications
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
          Annex 13-A: Rural Telephone Suppliers – United States
          Annex 13-B: Rural Telephone Suppliers - Peru

14. Electronic Commerce

15. Government Procurement
Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter:
          Annex 15-A. Government Procurement
         15-A. Australia Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Brunei Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Canada Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Chile Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Japan Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Malaysia Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Mexico Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. New Zealand Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Peru Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Singapore Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. United States Government Procurement Annex
         15-A. Viet Nam Government Procurement Annex

16. Competition Policy
This Chapter includes the following Annex:
          Annex 16-A: Application of Article 16.2, Article 16.3 and Article 16.4 to Brunei Darussalam

17. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
          Annex 17-A: Threshold Calculation
          Annex 17-B: Process for Developing Information Concerning State-Owned Enterprises and Designated           Monopolies
          Annex 17-C: Further Negotiations
          Annex 17-D: Application to Sub-Central State-Owned Enterprises
          Annex 17-E: Singapore
          Annex 17-F: Malaysia
          Annex IV: Non-Conforming Activities

18. Intellectual Property
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
          Annex 18-A: Annex to Article 18.7.2 (International Agreements)
          Annex 18-B Annex to Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test oe Other Data) and Article 18.52                    (Biologics)
          Annex 18-C: Annex to Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test or Other Data) and Article 18.52           (Biologics)
          Annex 18-D: Annex to Article 18.46 (Patent Term Adjustments for Patent Office Delays), Article 18.48           (Patent Term Adjustment for Unreasonable Curtailment), Article 18.50 (Protection of Undisclosed Test or           Other Data) and Article 18.52 (Biologics)
          Annex 18-E: Annex to Section J (Internet Service Providers)
          Annex 18-F: Annex to Section J (Internet Service Providers)

19. Labour

20. Environment​​​
This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
Annex 20-A
Annex 20-B

21. Cooperation and Capacity Building

22. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation

23. Development

24. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

25. Regulatory Coherence 

26. Transparency and Anti-Corruption​
This Chapter includes the following Annex:
          Annex 26-A Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices​

27. Administrative and Institutional Provisions​

28. Dispute Settlement

29. Exceptions

30. Final Provisions


Country-specific Annexes to the Agreement :


Annex I - Cross-Border Trade in Services and Investment Non-Conforming Measures


Annex II - Cross-Border Trade in Services and Investment Non-Conforming Measures

 

Annex III – Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures


Annex IV – State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies Non-Conforming Measures


All 30 Chapters, including Preamble, country-specific Schedules, and Annexes are also accessible through the TPP Depository’s website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Treaties-and-International-Law/01-Treaties-for-which-NZ-is-Depositary/0-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Text.php


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