Media Releases

  • International events extend the time for submissions to the Trans-Pacific Partnership inquiry

    In response to the new Biden administration in the United States and also the United Kingdom declaring it wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, an Australian parliamentary inquiry looking at the merits of expanding the CPTPP’s membership has extended the closing date for submissions to 16 April 2021.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021

  • Room for more in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    A new parliamentary inquiry will look into the merits of expanding the membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 13 November 2020

    Committee Secretariat contact:

    Committee Secretary
    Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 2313
    Fax: +61 2 6277 2221

    About this inquiry

    The Committee will examine the merits of expanding membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP has currently has a membership of 11 countries, including Australia.


    Track Inquiry

    Inquiry Status

    Accepting Submissions

    How to make a submission

    The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


    If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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