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Embassies and consular services for Myanmar
|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 2021, the New Zealand Government 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.
Information about New Zealand's trade with Myanmar is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).
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:
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.