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. Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for full information on the CPTPP. Since the TPP was unable to enter into force after the withdrawal of the United States, the other Member States, under the leadership of Japan5, agreed on the implementation of a binding agreement in May 2017 on the relaunch and revision of the TPP (newly called “CPTPP”). Twenty-two provisions of the original TPP, primarily promoted by the United States, were suspended or amended because they were not widely supported by the other members. After less than a year of negotiations, the CPTPP was signed on March 8, 2018 by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPCC) agreement is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 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. A3: Although the CPTPP has the potential to influence long-term trade relations between its 11 Member States, it is difficult to say exactly what influence it had on last year`s business models. Broader macroeconomic trends and economic disruption the trade war between the United States and China have both contributed to recent changes. A December 2018 Asian Development Bank model shows the impact of reciprocal tariffs from Beijing and Washington on the two countries` major trading partners, including Japan. Bilateral agreements between the CPTPP and non-CPTPP economies also have an impact on the volume of trade. For example, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which came into force in February 2019, has led to significant changes in EU-Japan trade relations. It eliminated tariffs on Japanese agricultural and fishing products and began a period of tariffs on Japanese cars.