Today the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada posted a link to the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. At the same time, the Office of the United States Trade Representative also published a link to the text of the TPP. The twelve country Members of the TPP are: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand.

The Parties to the TPP have  agreed to a comprehensive agreement that contains the following 30 chapters:


Chapter 1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions

Chapter 2. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods 

Chapter 3. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures

Chapter 4. Textiles and Apparel 

Chpater 5. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation  

Chapter 6. Trade Remedies 

Chapter 7. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures 

Chapter 8. Technical Barriers to Trade 

Chapter 9. Investment 

Chapter 10. Cross-Border Trade in Services 

Chapter 11. Financial Services 

Chapter 12. Temporary Entry for Business Persons 

Chapter 13. Telecommunications 

Chapter 14. Electronic Commerce 

Chapter 15. Government Procurement 

Chapter 16. Competition Policy 

Chapter 17. State-Owned Enterprises and Designated Monopolies 

Chapter 18. Intellectual Property 

Chapter 19. Labour 

Chapter 20. Environment  

Chapter 21. Cooperation and Capacity Building 

Chapter 22. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation 

Chapter 23. Development  

Chapter 24. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises  

Chapter 25. Regulatory Coherence 

Chapter 26. Transparency and Anti-Corruption 

Chapter 27. Administrative and Institutional Provisions 

Chapter 28. Dispute Settlement 

Chapter 29. Exceptions and General Provisions 

Chapter 30. Final Provisions 

The publication of the TPP text was accompanied by the release of the Side Letters, agreements meant to complement and clarify the position between the Parties to the TPP on specific issues. Canada has entered into a total of 23 Side Letters with the TPP Parties on the following topics: national treatment and market access for goods, financial services, government procurement, intellectual property and environment. The United States has entered into 58 Side Letters with the TPP Parties.

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development noted that the TPP text was negotiated in English and it is currently being translated into French. The text will also continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into Spanish as well prior to signature.