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 12
country members of the TPP are: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia,
Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and
The Parties to the TPP have agreed to a comprehensive
agreement that contains the following 30 chapters:
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.
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