Free trade agreements

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

​​The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. The agreement was signed on 8 March 2018 in Santiago, Chile.

The implementing legislation received the Royal Assent on 19 October 2018.

More information, including the text of CPTPP is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Entry into force

The CPTPP entered into force for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and Singapore 30 December 2018, and for Vietnam on 14 January 2019.

For the remaining Parties (Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia and Peru), the CPTPP will enter into force 60 days after they ratify. A Department of Home Affairs Notice will be published when the entry into force dates for the remaining Parties are known.


Product specific rules

Procedural instructions

Department of Home Affairs Notices

Integrated Cargo System – claiming preference

To claim preferential customs duty rates under CPTPP, the following codes should be used in the Integrated Cargo System:

Preference scheme type

TypeDescription of preference scheme
TPPComprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Preference rule types

Select the appropriate rule type

Rule TypeDescription of Origin Criteria
WOWholly obtained goods
PEGoods produced entirely in a Party or Parties, from originating materials
PSRGoods produced in a Party or Parties from non‑originating materials

What you will need to support a claim for preference under CPTPP

A certification of origin is the basis for a claim for preferential treatment under CPTPP. This document is completed by the exporter, producer or importer or an authorised representatives of the exporter, producer or importer.

The Certificate of Origin must contain the following Data Elements (as listed in Annex 3B of CPTPP):

  • Indicate whether the certifier is the Importer, Exporter or Producer
  • Name, address (including country), telephone number and e-mail address of the certifier;
  • If different from the certifier, name, address (in a CPTPP country), telephone number and e-mail address of the exporter
    • This is not required if the producer is completing the certification of origin and the identity of the exporter is unknown).
  • If different from the certifier or exporter, name, address (including CPTPP country) of the place of production, telephone number and e-mail address of the producer.
    • For multiple producers please state ‘Various’ or provide a list,
    • As an alternative, the following is also acceptable: ‘Available on request by the importing authorities’;
  • Name, Address (including country), telephone number and e-mail address of the importer (if known at the time of certification);
  • Description of goods, HS Tariff Classification of the Good to the six‑digit level and invoice number for certifications of origin for single shipments ;
  • Specify the rule of origin under which the good qualifies (WO, PE or PSR);
  • Blanket Period, including the period (if the certification covers multiple shipments of identical goods for a specified period of up to 12 months);
  • The certification must be signed and dated by the certifier and accompanied by the following statement:

I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information contained in this document is true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving such representations and agree to maintain and present upon request or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification.

Applying for an origin advice ruling

The Department will provide written advice, upon request, for determining whether the good is TPP‑11 originating for the purposes of claiming CPTPP preference
Form B659 – Application for Origin Advice Ruling