Trade partnership agreement: an agreement to exchange information in e-commerce, whether the agreement is separate or part of a wider agreement between each party. (A trade agreement may, among other things, define the obligations and responsibilities of each party in conducting a standard transaction.) A covered entity cannot enter into a trade agreement that: (c) use code or data elements that are marked as „unused“ in the standard implementation specifications or that are not included in the implementation specifications of the or standards. . (d) change in the meaning or intent of the standard`s implementation specifications. . . . HHS Provisions General Provisions: Definitions – Trade Agreement – 160.103 b) Added data elements or segments to the maximum defined data set. (a) changes to the definition, condition of data or use of an item or segment of data in a standard or operating rule, unless necessary for the implementation of national or federal law or protection from fraud and abuse; (a) change the definition, the data condition or the use of an item or segment of data in a standard.