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 New Zealand.
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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