Step 1: Find out what is the preferential rate offered for your product.
Step 2: Find out your product's rules of origin
Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product's originating status in each respective FTA. It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner countries will benefit from tariff concessions.
Under the CPTPP, exporters will simply need to self-certify that the exported product meets the CPTPP rules of origin criteria to qualify for preferential tariff treatment. There is no standardised format for the self-certification, however certain minimum data requirements identifying the goods must be fulfilled. Annex-3B Minimum Data Requirements of Chapter 3’s Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures details the requirements.
The CPTPP is geared towards helping SMEs lower business costs through the removal of tariffs and updating of trade and investment rules. SMEs can benefit from better access and easier integration into the supply chains of CPTPP markets.
Find out more information from the other CPTPP markets’ websites on relevant regulations and procedures related to cross-border trade:
Australia’s SME website
Canada’s SME website
Japan’s SME website
New Zealand’s SME website
Australia’s CPTPP website
Canada’s CPTPP website
Chile’s CPTPP website
Japan’s CPTPP website
Malaysia’s CPTPP website
Mexico’s CPTPP website
New Zealand’s CPTPP website
Peru’s CPTPP website
Vietnam’s CPTPP website
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) is a Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) between 11 countries: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam. Under the Labour and Environment chapters of the CPTPP, members of the public may provide feedback related to the Labour or Environment Chapter through the public submission form listed below.
Labour Chapter (Chapter 19)
The Labour Chapter within the CPTPP promotes compliance with internationally recognised labour rights, enhanced cooperation and consultation on labour issues, and effective enforcement of labour laws in CPTPP Parties.
In accordance to 19.9 of the Labour Chapter, you should use the form below to make your submissions. For your submissions to be considered eligible, all the required information fields must be provided. In addition, you must also clearly explain how, and to what extent, the issue raised affects trade or investment between Parties, as it relates to the CPTPP Labour Chapter.
Click here to access the CPTPP Labour Chapter (Form for submission to Ministry of Manpower)
Your submission will be routed to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). We aim to respond to you within 14 working days of receipt of eligible submissions. If you have any queries or matters that require clarification you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environment Chapter (Chapter 20)
The Environment Chapter within the CPTPP seeks to promote mutually supportive trade and environmental policies and high levels of environmental protection and effective enforcement of environmental laws in CPTPP Parties.
For the public submission form to be considered eligible, members of the public must clearly explain how, and to what extent, the issue raised affects trade or investment between Parties, as it relates to the CPTPP Environment Chapter. All the required information fields must also be provided.
Click here to access the CPTPP Environment Chapter (Form for submission to Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment)
Your submission will be routed to the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE). We aim to respond to you within 14 working days of receipt of eligible submissions. If you have any queries or matters that require clarification you may contact us at email@example.com.