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Future Membership of the CPTPP

Have your say on future membership of the CPTPP


New Zealand is a founder member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This free trade agreement has been in effect for two years now.

The CPTPP is a high-quality, comprehensive FTA that aims to support sustainable and inclusive economic development and is open to others to join providing they meet the Agreement’s high standards.

There is potential interest from other economies in joining this Agreement. We want to hear your views on this.

New members applying to join the CPTPP will need to comply with the existing CPTPP Agreement.  This means the text of the Agreement will not change.  Current rules and obligations, as well as the exceptions that apply in the existing CPTPP Agreement, will not change.

The focus of negotiations with prospective new members will be on ensuring that the commitments they make on access for goods, services, investment, government procurement and temporary entry for business persons meet the high standards agreed by existing CPTPP members. 

Consultation is now open

We want to hear from you before negotiations begin, so we can take account of your views right from the start.

Find out more in CPTPP Overview and share your views on CPTPP Accessions and Key Considerations, or email your submission to cptppconsultations@mfat.govt.nz

Please provide your feedback by midnight, Sunday 2 May 2021.

Your views will inform our overall approach to CPTPP accessions negotiations.  We will also consult further on specific issues following the start of negotiations with any prospective accession candidates.  If you would like to be kept updated, please get in touch with us cptppconsultations@mfat.govt.nz