Please be advised that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the following 10 countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
The comprehensive tariff elimination will be implemented in a phased-in approach, as these countries ratify their agreements.
A new preferential tariff treatment (Code 33), called the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff (CPTPT)’ will be applied to originating imports, provided that the required proof of origin (certification of origin) with required data elements is placed on any import documents. This information may be completed by the importer, exporter or producer of eligible goods and the certification of origin must be in the importer’s possession in order to claim CPTPT benefits.
On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force for the first six countries, which have ratified the agreement (Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore).
The CPTPP will come into force for Vietnam on January 14, 2019.
The tariff elimination for the subsequent CPTPP countries will be communicated once those countries ratify the Agreement.
We encourage you to review the links below and their associated websites, which contain additional information on this important agreement.
Global Affairs - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
CBSA Customs Notice 18-22 - Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)