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Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA)
  Background and Negotiations
   

The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) was born out of the common interest of Chile, New Zealand and Singapore to harness the potential of the Digital Economy to target smaller economies and provide more opportunities to include more people and MSMEs in the global economy.

The main objective of this agreement is to establish basic rules to promote these countries as platforms for the digital economy. This includes not only having a friendly framework for companies, where they can export their digital services and products, but also exploring new subjects in the technological context that serve society in general through inclusive economic development.

Chile, New Zealand and Singapore signed the agreement in a virtual ceremony on June 12, 2020. The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement entered into force in Chile on November 23, 2021.

On May 22, 2022 the Ministry of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Canada has submitted a formal request to launch negotiations for Canada’s accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).

Documents relating to the negotiations
22 May 2022 Canada announces request to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement PDF Document New!
23 November 2021 Digital Economy Partnership Agreement enters into force in Chile in Spanish PDF Document
12 June 2020 Chile, New Zealand and Singapore sign the DEPAPDF Document
22 January 2020 Chile, New Zealand and Singapore conclude digital economy trade talks PDF Document
22 January 2020 Joint Ministerial Statement on the substantial conclusion of Digital Economy Partnership (“DEPA”) negotiations PDF Document
17 May 2019 Chile, New Zealand and Singapore in talks on a Digital Economy Partnership PDF Document
17 May 2019 Joint Statement on the Launch of DEPA negotiations between Chile, New Zealand and Singapore PDF Document
Source: Global Affairs Canada; New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade; The official website of the New Zealand Government; Subsecretaría de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales, Chile

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Spanish version 
Recent Developments
  22 May 2022. Canada announces request to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement New!

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