Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Rules of Origin
Memorandum D11-5-16

ISSN 2369-2391

Ottawa, April 27, 2020

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In Brief

This new memorandum describes the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Rules of Origin.

This memorandum contains a link to the CPTPP Rules of Origin Regulations and provides a link to the Global Affairs Canada website where the Rules of Origin for the CPTPP may be found.

Legislation

CPTPP Rules of Origin Regulations

P.C. 2018-1323 2018-10-29

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to subsection 16(2) of the Customs Tariff, makes the annexed CPTPP Rules of Origin Regulations.

Rules of Origin

1.(1) The following provisions of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership have the force of law in Canada:

(2). Despite paragraph (1)(c), between Canada and Australia and between Canada and Malaysia, for the purposes of determining whether a good of heading 87.03 qualifies as originating, the applicable product-specific rule of origin is:

Coming Into Force

Footnote 12. These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 43 of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act, chapter 23 of the Statutes of Canada 2018 comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

Guidelines and General Information

1. The CPTPP may be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.

2. Chapter 3 Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures: The Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures Chapter contains the general rules of origin that set out the criteria to determine the originating status of a good, as well as other general conditions and requirements.

3. Annex 3-D of the Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures Chapter: The Product Specific Rules of Origin establish the point at which materials or components have undergone sufficient production within the free trade area for the good produced to be considered originating.

4. Chapter 4: Textiles and Apparel Goods: The Textiles and Apparel Goods Chapter contains the general rules of origin that set out the criteria to determine the originating status of a good, as well as other general conditions and requirements that are specific to textile and apparel goods.

5. Annex 4-A of the Textiles and Apparel Goods Chapter: The Textiles and Apparel Product Specific Rules of Origin establish the point at which materials or components have undergone sufficient production within the free trade area for the good produced to be considered originating.

Additional Information

6. For more information on CBSA programs, within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time/except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

References

Issuing office
Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate
Headquarters file
 
Legislative references
CPTPP Rules of Origin Regulations
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act
Other references
 
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