On 19 July 2018, Singapore became the third country to ratify the agreement and table its ratification instrument.   www.mfat.govt.nz/en/trade/free-trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements-in-force/cptpp/comprehensive-and-progressive-agreement-for-trans-pacific-partnership-text/#commission The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPCPC) agreement is a free trade agreement between Canada and ten other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Once fully implemented, the 11 countries will form a trading bloc representing 495 million consumers and 13.5% of global GDP and allowing Canada preferential access to the most important markets in Asia and Latin America. A detailed guide to what we negotiated and what it means for NZ. The specific benefits of the agreement vary from country to country. In Canada, access to the goods market has expanded considerably. Canadian pork, beef, wheat, fish, wood and many industrial products are expected to be profitable to Japanese, Vietnamese and Malaysian buyers. Australia has also benefited from tariff reductions on beef in Japan, access to its dairy products in Japan and Canada, and mining reforms in Mexico. Japan, on the other hand, will liberalize access to some of its traditionally protected industries in the short term and has, in practice, taken control of trade in the Asia-Pacific region. The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was signed on February 4, 2016, but never came into force, as Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement shortly after their election.  All of the original signatories to the TPP, with the exception of the United States, agreed in May 2017 to revitalize them and concluded the CPTPP in January 2018.
The signing ceremony took place on March 8, 2018 in Santiago, Chile.   The CPTPP contains most of the provisions of the TPP as a reference, but it has suspended 22 provisions that the United States preferred to have other countries oppose and lowered the threshold for adoption, so that U.S. participation is not necessary.  The agreement provides that its provisions will come into force 60 days after ratification by at least 50% of the signatories (six of the eleven participating countries).  The sixth nation that ratified the agreement was Australia on October 31, and the agreement entered into force for the first six ratification countries on December 30, 2018.  The CPTPP is referred to as a next-generation trade agreement. Among the 30 chapters, some stand out as innovators. In the area of e-commerce, the CPTPP largely prohibits the location of data and tariffs on electronic transmissions. It facilitates regionalized supply chains and liberalizes trade in services beyond the obligations of WTO countries. The agreement also calls for the adoption, at the international level, of internationally agreed labour laws and environmental commitments. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a trade agreement between 12 Pacific peripheral countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam, signed on February 4 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The agreement for Vietnam came into force on 14 January 2019.    Opening of the pact to more countries capable of complying with its standards. Consistent with the history of CPTPP as an open architectural arrangement included, this extension in the CAIP should not be limited by geography. Eligibility should reflect members` shared commitment to market principles and recognize that adherence to high-quality, harmonized “software” for trade can play an important role in promoting shared prosperity, strengthening competitiveness, and establishing global rules and standards on key issues. Such an inclusive approach could expand membership, including to fast-growing economies such as India and China, if they prove they are willing to engage in the disciplines of the agreement.