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Auckland city
  • Imports from New Zealand A$11,151 million
  • Exports to New Zealand A$11,540 million
  • Capital Wellington
  • Official Languages English,
    Te Reo Māori,
    NZ Sign
  • Area 271,000 sq km
  • Population 4.5 million

Last updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Media releases
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - a platform for growth (Ministerial)
26 Jul 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
Media releases
2015 CER Ministerial meeting: Communique (Ministerial)
27 Feb 2015
New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting.
Media releases
Infrastructure key focus of Robb business mission to New Zealand (Ministerial)
25 Feb 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is this week leading a major business delegation to New Zealand to explore new economic opportunities in areas such as infrastructure.
Media releases
Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial)
24 Feb 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.
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Signature of AANZFTA Protocol (Ministerial)
27 Aug 2014
The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, joined Ministers from ASEAN Member States and New Zealand in signing the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New ...

Doing Business

New Zealand and Australia signed a Free Trade Agreement in 2009 with the ASEAN regional block of 10 countries. The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) aims to liberalise and facilitate trade in goods, services and investment between New Zealand, Australian and the ASEAN economies.

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Country Profile

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    New Zealand is a small open economy. Following a comprehensive reform program that began in the mid-80s, the New Zealand economy is now largely deregulated and more internationally competitive. The production base has diversified to include a range of elaborately transformed manufactures, while maintaining a large agriculture sector, which accounts for 70 per cent of exports.
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    Australia and New Zealand cooperate closely in the international arena and in regional bodies, such as the Pacific Islands Forum, APEC and the ASEAN Regional Forum. The Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN free trade agreement, AANZFTA, entered into force on 1 January 2010. Both Australia and New Zealand cooperate closely in pursuing WTO goals.
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    The Australia – New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (known as ANZCERTA or the CER Agreement) is one of the most comprehensive bilateral free trade agreements in existence. It covers substantially all trans-Tasman trade in goods, including agricultural products, and was the first to include free trade in services.
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Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Agreement

The ANZCERTA covers a wide range of trade issues - substantially all trans-Tasman trade in goods, including agricultural products, and services.

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

APEC Business Travel Card Scheme

Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.

IP Passport fact sheets

These fact sheets outline foreign Intellectual Property (IP) regimes and some of the issues and challenges which may be faced by Australian exporters.

The current fact sheets are available on the IP Australia website.

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