Treaty under consideration

The following treaty was tabled on 9 February 2016:

Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Preamble (PDF 76 KB)

  1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions (PDF 120 KB)
    The Chapter includes the following Annex:
  • Annex 1-A: Party-Specific Definitions
  1. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods (PDF 503 KB)
    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

Tobacco

  • Draft Notification by Australia on Tobacco Control Measures (PDF 76 KB)

Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter

Australia

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 87 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 3.4 MB)

Brunei Darussalam

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 89 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 7.2 MB)

Canada

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 164 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 4.9 MB)
  • 2-D: Appendix A to tariff schedule of Canada - Tariff rate quotas (PDF 283 KB)
  • 2-D: Appendix D - Appendix between Japan and Canada on Motor Vehicle Trade (PDF 185 KB)

Chile

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 171 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 4.9 MB)

Japan

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 240 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 3.4 MB)
  • Appendix A: Tariff rate quota (PDF 696 KB)
  • Appendix B-1: Agricultural Safeguard Measures (PDF 118 KB)
  • Appendix B-2: Forest Good Safeguard Measure (PDF 45 KB)
  • Appendix C: Tariff Differentials (PDF 276 KB)
  • Appendix D-1: Appendix between Japan and the United States on Motor Vehicle Trade (PDF 347 KB)
  • Appendix D-2: Appendix between Japan and Canada on Motor Vehicle Trade (PDF 185 KB)

Malaysia

Mexico

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 174 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 9.8 MB)
  • Appendix A-1: Tariff rate quotas and Appendix A-2: Country specific allocation for sugar of Mexico (PDF 88 KB)

New Zealand

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 161 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 4.8 MB)

Peru

Singapore

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 148 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 3.5 MB)

United States

  • 2-D: General notes to tariff schedule (PDF 56 KB)
  • 2-D: Tariff Elimination Schedule (PDF 1.9 MB)
  • Appendix A: Tariff rate quotas (PDF 286 KB)
  • Appendix B: Agricultural Safeguard Measures (PDF 79 KB)
  • Appendix C: Tariff Differentials (PDF 300 KB)
  • Appendix D: Between Japan and the United States on Motor Vehicle Trade (PDF 347 KB)
  • Appendix E: United States-Viet Nam Earned Import Allowance Programme (PDF 295 KB)

Viet Nam

  1. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures (PDF 172 KB)
    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 3-D. Product Specific Rules (PDF 538 KB)
  • Appendix 1 to Annex 3-D: Provisions related to the Product-Specific Rules of Origin for certain vehicles and parts of vehicles (PDF 93 KB)
  1. Textiles and Apparel (PDF 131 KB)
  • Annex 4-A. Textiles Product - Specific Rules of Origin (PDF 92 KB)
  • Appendix 1 to Annex 4-A: Short Supply List of Products (PDF 278 KB)
  1. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation (PDF 171 KB)
  1. Trade Remedies (PDF 340 KB)
    The Chapter includes the following Annex:
  • Annex 6-A: Practices Relating to Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings
  1. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (PDF 147 KB)
  1. Technical Barriers to Trade (PDF 199 KB)
    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
  • Annex 8-G: Organic Products
  1. Investment (PDF 245 KB)
    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
  1. Cross Border Trade in Services (PDF 90 KB)
    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
  1. Financial Services (PDF 230 KB)
    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
  1. Temporary Entry for Business Persons (PDF 97 KB)
  1. Telecommunications (PDF 114 KB)
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
  • Annex 13-A: Rural Telephone Suppliers – United States
  • Annex 13-B: Rural Telephone Suppliers - Peru
  1. Electronic Commerce (PDF 118 KB)
  2. Government Procurement (PDF 114 KB)
  1. Competition Policy (PDF 56 KB)
    This Chapter includes the following Annex:
  • Annex 16-A: Application of Article 16.2, Article 16.3 and Article 16.4 to Brunei Darussalam
  1. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies (PDF 552 KB)
    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
  1. Intellectual Property (PDF 425 KB)
    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 or 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)
  1. Labour (PDF 210 KB)
  2. Environment (PDF 188 KB)
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
  • Annex 20-A
  • Annex 20-B
  1. Cooperation and Capacity Building (PDF 84 KB)
  2. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation (PDF 83 KB)
  3. Development (PDF 93 KB)
  4. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (PDF 129 KB)
  5. Regulatory Coherence (PDF 102 KB)
  6. Transparency and Anti-corruption (PDF 228 KB)
    This Chapter includes the following Annex:
  • Annex 26-A Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
  1. Administrative and Institutional Provisions  (PDF 171 KB)
  2. Dispute Settlement  (PDF 225 KB)
  3. Exceptions and General Provisions  (PDF 238 KB)
  4. Final Provisions (PDF 92 KB)

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Annexes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Annex I - Investment and Cross-Border Trade in Services

Annex II - Investment and Cross-Border Trade in Services

Annex III – Financial Services

Annex IV – State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies

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National Interest Analysis

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Side letters

Goods

  • Australia – Canada: Dairy (PDF 75 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – Canada: Distinctive Products (PDF 75 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – Canada: Wine and Spirits (PDF 75 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – Chile: Distinctive Products (PDF 75 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Japan: Rice (PDF 209 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Mexico: Distinctive Products (PDF 78 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Peru: Distinctive Products (PDF 154 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – United States: Beef and Dairy (PDF 57 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – United States: Sugar (PDF 116 KB) – Binding

Investment

  • Australia – Mexico: Termination of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (PDF 121 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – New Zealand: Investor State Dispute Settlement, Trade Remedies and Transport Services (PDF 84 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Peru: Termination of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (PDF 121 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Viet Nam: Termination of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (PDF 80 KB) – Binding

Services

  • Australia – Viet Nam: Foreign Investment in Vietnamese Airlines (PDF 81 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – Viet Nam: Online Education (PDF 96 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – Viet Nam: Electronic Payment Services (PDF 158 KB) – Binding

Electronic Commerce

  • Australia – United States: Privacy Protection (PDF 76 KB) – Non Binding

Government Procurement

  • Australia – Chile: Government Procurement Thresholds (PDF 118 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – United States: Government Procurement Thresholds (PDF 77 KB) – Binding

Intellectual Property

  • Australia – Japan: Copyright (PDF 89 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – United States: Intellectual Property: Government Use (PDF 193 KB) – Binding
  • Australia – United States: Intellectual Property: Regulatory Review Exception, Technical Protection Measures, Unreasonable Patent Office Delays (PDF 80 KB) – Binding

Environment

  • Australia – Malaysia: Traditional knowledge (PDF 149 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – Peru: Traditional knowledge (PDF 189 KB) – Non Binding

Transparency and Anti-corruption

  • Australia – Peru: Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices (PDF 152 KB) – Non Binding
  • Australia – United States: Transparency and Procedural Fairness for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices (PDF 89 KB) – Binding

Working Holiday

  • Australia – Viet Nam: Enhancing the Work and Holiday Arrangement and streamlining Viet Nam’s work permit regime (PDF 84 KB) – Non Binding

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Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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Fax: +61 2 6277 2219
jsct@aph.gov.au

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This inquiry lapsed when the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties ceased to exist at the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday, 9 May 2016.  Submissions cannot be received. 

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22 Feb 2016: CANBERRA, ACT

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