Protection of intellectual property. The agreement contained important intellectual property provisions, including the enforcement of patents, the extension of copyright conditions, and the protection of technology and trade secrets. These include controversial new protective measures for prescription drugs, including a new class of drugs known as biologics and encouraged by the United States. South Korea did not participate in the 2006 agreement, but showed interest in joining the TPP and was invited by the United States to participate in the TPP negotiations in December 2010. after the successful conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.  South Korea had already concluded bilateral trade agreements with some TPP members, but areas such as vehicle manufacturing and agriculture had yet to be agreed, which made the multilateral TPP negotiations a bit complicated.  South Korea could join the TPP as part of a second wave of expansion of the trade agreement.  The agreement reduces more than 18,000 tariffs.  Tariffs on all U.S.-made products and almost all U.S.
agricultural products would be completely eliminated, with most removals being immediate.  According to the Congressional Research Service, the TPP is “the largest U.S. free trade agreement after trade flows ($905 billion in the United States). Exports of goods and services and imports worth $980 billion in 2014).”  Including the United States, signatories account for about 40% of global GDP and a third of world trade.  New Zealand ratified the TPP on May 11, 2017.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attempt to renegotiate vietnam`s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in due course so that the government can ban foreign speculators from buying existing New Zealand homes. She said: “We believe it will be possible to offset our wish, to ensure that we provide affordable housing, by easing demand and prohibiting foreign speculators from buying existing homes while meeting our business goals.”  China has agreed to join the CPTPP. As the world`s largest economy, China would quadruple the economic benefits of the deal. It would also significantly alter the balance of power in international trade. Brunei, Chile, Singapore and New Zealand are parties to the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP), signed in 2005 and entered into force in 2006.
The original TPSEP agreement contains an accession clause and reaffirms “the commitment of members to promote the accession of other economies to this agreement”.   It is a comprehensive agreement that affects trade in goods, rules of origin, trade remedies, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy. In particular, it called for a 90% reduction in all tariffs between Member States by 1 January 2006 and a reduction of all trade duties to zero by 2015.  Elimination or reduction of customs duties. The agreement reduced tariffs and other trade barriers to a wide range of goods, including many automotive and other industrial products, textiles and clothing, as well as agricultural raw materials such as meat, dairy products, products and cereals. . . .