Our relationship with Bulgaria

New Zealand's bilateral relationship with Bulgaria has grown markedly since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007. Our official government engagement is conducted mainly through multilateral fora, notably the WTO, the UN and the Antarctic Treaty (Bulgaria became a Consultative Party in 1998).  

There are around 2,000 Bulgarians in New Zealand and New Zealand granted visa-free access to Bulgarian visitors for visits of up to three months in 2007.

Trade

2014 statistics

Total trade in goods 

$22.9 million

 

Exports to Bulgaria

$7.7 million 

Top exports: Animal products, wine

Imports from Bulgaria

$15.2 million

Top imports: Machinery and mechanical appliances, copper

GDP

US$57.7 billion

 

Embassies

News & Events

FONZ newsletter - Brussels

The FONZletter is our electronic newsletter for the Friends of New Zealand (FONZ) group in the European Parliament as well as other key contacts in EU institutions.

Battle of Passchendaele Centenary

Belgium
France
United Kingdom

The New Zealand National Commemoration for the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele will take place on 12 October 2017.

Call for public submissions on the proposed EU FTA

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting submissions on the proposed Free Trade Agreement negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union.