Negotiation Update

  • Singapore to host next TPP ministerial meeting in Dec.

    Twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations will hold a ministerial meeting Dec. 7 to 9 in Singapore, with an aim to conclude a deal by year-end, official sources said Monday.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers Report to Leaders

    At the 2013 APEC meeting, TPP Ministers have made a Report to TPP Leaders on progress of TPP negotiations up to now.

  • Ministerial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP Negotiations

    The 19th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations were held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, on 24 – 30 August 2013.

  • Eighteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations

    Parties made solid progress across the text of the agreement and had productive discussions on a range of more challenging issues, as the negotiations entered an advanced stage. On 23 July, TPP parties welcomed the newest member Japan to the negotiating table for the first time.

  • TPP Negotiation Round 17th – May 2013, Auckland

    The 17th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks is held in Peru from 15-24 May 2013

  • TPP members finish 16th round of negotiations

    THE 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations ended here yesterday with chief negotiators of the 11 participating countries noting the progress made in the working groups on regulatory coherence, telecommunications, customs and development.

  • TPP Negotiation Round Fifteenth – December 2012, Auckland

    Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators were pleased to report further solid steps forward in closing the remaining gaps between them during the 15th round of negotiations, which closed today. Their announcement of new progress followed recent discussions between President Obama and the Leaders of other TPP countries, during which the Leaders reaffirmed their mutual priority of concluding a state-of-the-art, comprehensive agreement as quickly as possible and of smoothly integrating the newest members, Canada and Mexico, into the negotiations.

  • TPP Negotiation Round Fourteenth – September 2012, Virginia

    Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have continued to make progress at the 14th round of negotiations, which ended in Leesburg, Virginia. Responding to direction in the September 9th statement of TPP Leaders issued at Vladivostok, Russia, negotiators in Leesburg focused on resolving outstanding issues where possible and narrowing differences on those that still need work.

  • TPP Ministers' Report to Leaders

    On 5 September in the margins of the APEC Leaders meeting in Vladivostok, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Ministers met to review the progress of TPP negotiations. Ministers provided a Report to TPP Leaders outlining the substantial headway that has been to date. TPP Leaders confirmed their commitment to concluding a comprehensive, truly regional TPP agreement as rapidly as possible, and welcomed new Members Canada and Mexico to the negotiating group.

  • TPP Negotiation Round Thirteen – July 2012, San Diego

    San Diego, California 10/7/2012 - The United States and its eight TPP partners made important progress at the 13th Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating round that concluded today. The talks, which were held July 2-10, continued the march forward toward conclusion of the more than 20 chapters under negotiation between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.