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Auckland city
  • Imports from New Zealand A$7,068 million
  • Exports to New Zealand A$7,306 million
  • Capital Wellington
  • Official Languages English,
    Te Reo Māori,
    NZ Sign
  • Area 271,000 sq km
  • Population 4.4 million

Last updated: 20 Jan 2012

Market profile

Latest news

Opportunities
Christchurch Central Development Unit market update
22 Nov 2013
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from experienced developers wanting to take advantage of the huge commercial opportunities available with Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange and wider Pr ...
Opportunities
Christchurch Central Development Unit market update
18 Oct 2013
Companies have been short-listed for construction of central Christchurch’s Avon River Precinct and North and East Frames.

Doing Business

On 27 February 2009 New Zealand and Australia signed a Free Trade Agreement 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.

More information on doing business in New Zealand

Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Following a comprehensive reform program that began in the mid-80s, the New Zealand economy is now largely deregulated, and more internationally competitive.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Based on trade in goods and services during 2011, New Zealand is now Australia's seventh largest trading partner.
    » read more at DFAT
  • FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
    The last major Review of ANZCERTA (1995) focused on advancing "third generation" trade facilitation issues including eliminating remaining regulatory impediments to trade.
    » read more at DFAT

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Christchurch earthquake situation report

Read more detailed information about Christchurch and the latest update.

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.

  • International Readiness Indicator

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    Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool to help Australian businesses determine whether they are ready for exporting.

    International Readiness Indicator

  • How Austrade can help

    Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting.

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