Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Ottawa, December 5, 2018

This customs notice is to inform you of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that will be implemented in Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore on December 30, 2018. Additionally, the Agreement will enter into force for Vietnam on January 14, 2019. With the exception of a few agricultural goods, the CPTPP will essentially eliminate the customs duties on all qualifying imports into Canada from a country for which the CPTPP is in force (“CPTPP country”), either immediately upon implementation of the agreement, or through a tariff phase-out.

Please be advised that at the time of this notice, not all CPTPP member countries will have completed their domestic ratification process and identified an implementation date. As the remaining CPTPP member countries reach ratification and confirm an implementation date, a separate customs notice will be issued.

Information regarding the CPTPP and the text of the agreement can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

The CPTPP implementing legislation, Bill C-79, received Royal Assent on October 25, 2018 and is scheduled to come into force on December 30, 2018.

Proposed regulatory amendments and new regulations under the Customs Act related to the CPTPP will be announced in a separate customs notice.

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