USTR Provides the Names of the TPP Chapters (as of September 10, 2015)

USTR Provides the Names of the TPP Chapters (as of September 10, 2015)

Published here by James Love on September 11, 2015.

On June 4, 2015, KEI asked USTR to provide the names of the TPP Chapters. The contents of the chapters are all officially secret, but we thought the names of the chapters should be public, and made a request for the chapter names under the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA). Today, more than 3 months later, USTR has responded to that FOIA. According to USTR, as of September 10, 2015, the names of the TPP Chapters are as follows:

  1. Intial Provisions and General Definitions
  2. Trade in Goods
  3. Textiles and Apparel
  4. Rules of Orgin
  5. Customs
  6. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  7. Technical Barriers to Trade
  8. Trade Remedies
  9. Investment
  10. Cross Border Trade in Services
  11. Financial Services
  12. Temporary Entry for Business Persons
  13. Telecommunications
  14. Electronic Commerce
  15. Government Procurement
  16. Competition Policy
  17. State Owned Enterprises
  18. Intellectual Property
  19. Labour
  20. Environment
  21. Cooperation and Capacity Building
  22. Competitiveness and Business Facilitation
  23. Development
  24. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  25. Regulatory Coherence
  26. Transparency and Anticorruption
  27. Administrative and Institutional Provisions
  28. Dispute Settlement
  29. Exceptions
  30. Final Provisions

Read the FOIA statement here: http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/FOIA-TPP-Chapter-Names.pdf