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Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
New Zealand Embassy Myanmar

The New Zealand Government is deeply concerned by the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar. New Zealand calls for the return to civilian government and the release of all those arbitrarily detained.

On 9 February, the New Zealand Government has also announced a package of restrictions to guide Aotearoa New Zealand’s engagement with Myanmar following the coup. These restrictions include the suspension of bilateral high level political and defence engagement with Myanmar; directing Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials to ensure New Zealand’s aid programme to Myanmar does not include projects that are delivered with, or benefit, the military; and finalising targeted travel bans on senior Myanmar military figures.

Please see the Government's most recent statement on this issue(external link)

Trade

2019 statistics

Total trade in goods

$ 70.9 million

 

Exports to Myanmar

$ 58.8 million

Top exports: dairy products, fruits and nuts

Imports from Myanmar

$ 12.2 million

Top imports: clothing, leather products, vegetables

GDP

US$76 billion

 
GDP per capita US$1408  
GDP growth  -0.01%  

New Zealand’s trade relationship with Myanmar is small but growing. Exports have increased from $9 million in 2009 to more than $46.6 million in 2018. Dairy products make up 90% of our exports.

As both countries are members of the ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, tariffs are less than 15% for most products.

Free trade agreements with Myanmar

We have two regional free trade agreements with Myanmar:

Aid

New Zealand’s aid programme in Myanmar supports climate resilient agriculture and renewable energy, knowledge and skills development, improved governance, peace and reconciliation, and humanitarian demining.

Following the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar, New Zealand’s aid programme is being reviewed to ensure projects are not delivered with, or do not benefit, the military.

Find out more about our aid programme with Myanmar

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