Trading Partner Agreement

The Trading Partner Agreement (TPA) is a contract governing the electronic information exchanges between each pair of trading partners. It is a multipurpose Agreement covering general e-Business services, and contains appendices to specify the technical details required by the parties to the Agreement for secure operation of electronic information exchanges.

The TPA Program has been defined through an international collaboration between representatives of high-tech companies, industry associations and international standardization bodies with interest in a standard TPA covering relevant legal aspects of electronic information exchange. Therefore, the TPA is the result of a global effort for the creation of a worldwide standard TPA that aims at becoming the current tool recommended to govern electronic information exchange.