TPPA: Submissions have now closed

Submissions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) closed on Friday 11 March.

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee will consider late, substantial submissions on the TPPA, and the four TPPA related intellectual property treaties, on a case-by-case basis.

The submission process

Submissions received from the public will be considered by the committee over the next few weeks, and made publically available on the Parliament website.

People who have indicated that they wish to give their submission to the committee in person will be contacted by Parliament’s select committee staff.   The committee is considering holding public hearings outside of Wellington, depending on the number of people who wish to be heard in person from each region.

The committee’s report

When the committee has finished its consideration of the TPPA and associated treaties, it will report back to the House of Representatives.

Parliament’s consideration of the TPPA

On 9 February, the TPPA and four related intellectual property treaties were tabled in the House of Representatives and referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. International treaties and agreements are normally referred to the committee as part of Parliament’s scrutinising role.

For more information on meeting times:

  • You can find out when the committee is considering the TPPA by looking at the select committee meeting schedule.
  • The schedule shows the business items being considered at each meeting.
  • The parts of the meeting that are open to the public are indicated with an asterisk.


For further information please contact:

The Clerk of the Committee