Five countries have agreed to exclude dispute settlement provisions with New Zealand, while another two agree to use them responsibly.
But what will happen to the text of the agreement is still up in the air.
"The Labour party website still has the following policy from Andrew Little back in 2015: "The National Government must release the TPP text before making a final decision whether or not to commit New Zealand to it."
Parker warns WTO protection might end within the year.
"Whilst I am all for free trade my main problem is that most politicians seem to approach it from a mercantilist direction"