One of the Ministry’s key trade responsibilities is to negotiate market access for New Zealand goods and services and to maintain and enforce that access. more
New Zealand works at a range of levels to advance economic cooperation between trading partners. more
New Zealand controls the export of firearms, military goods and technologies, and goods and technologies that can be used in the production, development or delivery of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons (strategic goods). Controlled items may not be exported from New Zealand unless an export licence or permission has been obtained from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade. more
NZ Inc is a unified government approach to strengthen our economic, political and security relationships with countries and regions. more
APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) promotes closer economic relationships in the Asia-Pacific region to improve the business environment and raise the living standards of its members. more
The Economic Division within the Ministry conducts trade and economic analysis and statistics more
The Trade Law Unit within the Legal Division of the Ministry provides legal advice and representation in various international trade fora more
Article 41 of the United Nations Charter authorises the Security Council to take enforcement measures not involving the use of force in order to give effect to its decisions. These measures often take the form of sanctions.