Terms of Reference

Inquiry into expanding membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

 

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade shall examine the potential new members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the case for their accession based on Australia's national interests. The Committee shall have particular regard to:

 

  • the opportunity for freer trade between Australia and potential new members;

  • the merit of the CPTPP as the vehicle to realise freer trade opportunities;

  • issues related to expanding and improving market access;

  • the impact of other members committing to similar high standards;

  • issues relevant to the values, rules and norms of the CPTPP;

  • the role of the CPTPP as a vehicle for economic collaboration and cooperation; and

  • any other related matters.

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
jscfadt@aph.gov.au

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

Past Public Hearings

21 Oct 2021: Canberra
12 Oct 2021: Canberra
01 Oct 2021: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

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