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CPTPP Post Implementation Review: Call for submissions

The Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking feedback from businesses and other interested stakeholders on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as part of its Post-Implementation Review (PIR). 

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR – now Office of Impact Analysis or OIA) assessed the CPTPP as likely to have a substantial and widespread impact on the Australian economy. Therefore, a PIR is required to be completed within five years following implementation under the Government's best practice regulation process.

Since the CPTPP came into force on 30 December 2018, Australia has benefited from improved export opportunities for goods and services and more liberalised investment conditions within the CPTPP parties.

Submissions to the PIR will help inform the Australian Government on the impact CPTPP has on Australian businesses. 

DFAT is particularly interested in submissions that consider:

  • how opportunities for Australian businesses may have changed under CPTPP, such as the competitiveness of Australian's goods and services exports;
  • whether there have been any factors that have affected Australian industry's ability to expand exports under CPTPP;
  • whether the outcomes of CPTPP have met Australian business and other stakeholder expectations;
  • whether there have been any unintended impacts of CPTPP; and
  • the effect of CPTPP on any administrative or regulatory costs on Australian businesses.

Interested stakeholders have until Friday 31 August 2023 to lodge written submissions.

Submissions and confidentiality

All submissions will be treated as public and may be published on this website, unless the author specifically requests that the submission, or part thereof, be handled in confidence. Unless otherwise requested, DFAT may publish the submission and the name of the submitting organisation or individual on its website. DFAT will not edit submissions prior to publishing. All details that have been included in a submission, including contact information, may be available on the DFAT website.

Respondents may request that all, or part, of a submission be treated as confidential. Material supplied in-confidence should be clearly marked 'IN CONFIDENCE' and be provided in a separate attachment to non-confidential material.

By making a submission, the author(s) agree to their submission, or part thereof, being used by the Commonwealth of Australia for Commonwealth purposes.

Lodging submissions

Submissions may be lodged as follows:

Email: (Preferred)


CPTPP Coordinator
Free Trade Agreements and Stakeholder Engagement Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221

All submissions may be made publicly available on the DFAT website unless the author specifies otherwise.


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