On January 30, 2018, the Government of Canada posted the Comprehensive and Progressive Partnership for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - Backgrounder. According to the Backgrounder, Canada and other signatories agreed to suspend certain obligations under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with respect to intellectual property, patents and pharmaceuticals, including on patent term adjustments to compensate for unreasonable patent office delays and marketing authorization delays. Canada already provides for patent term extension for marketing authorization delays under the Patent Act and Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations which came into force September 21, 2017 (as previously reported). On February 20, 2018, Global Affairs Canada subsequently issued a news release announcing the release of the full text of the CPTPP and projected economic impacts of the CPTPP on Canada.