Doing business in New Zealand

In 2017, New Zealand was voted 1st out of 189 economies in the world for ease of doing business, (according to the IFC World Bank – Doing Business Report).

As the below dashboard demonstrates New Zealand also ranks high among other countries for the following:

  • 1st on the Corruption Perception Index
  • 3rd on the Index of Economic Freedom
  • 13th Human Development Index
  • 7th on the OECD’s Better Life Index
  • Has the 20th Highest GDP Per Capita in the World (putting New Zealand in the top 11% of all countries).

For international investors and business people interested in doing business with New Zealand

Visit link) – the website of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (the New Zealand government organization for economic development and strengthening of trade): This website will help:

  • provide information about New Zealand’s economy and export industries
  • help you locate New Zealand companies, products and services
  • help you locate New Zealand investment opportunities
  • highlight New Zealand participation at international events.

If you are considering investing in New Zealand’s technology sector, download The Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Technology Sector(external link). This provides information on New Zealand’s leading technology companies and the domestic and international investment opportunities that exist in the sector.

For companies looking to start, manage and grow their business

Visit link) managed and maintained by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment(external link)(MBIE). MBIE is committed to ensuring New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to do business and this website is designed to help support this.

  • Here you’ll find business resources, tools and information to help develop and maximise your business.

For New Zealand exporters looking for support in communicating their distinctly kiwi attributes to the world

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  • The New Zealand Story is not a campaign or a tag line; it’s an overarching story that provides other key areas such as tourism, education, investment, immigration and trade, a framework for speaking about New Zealand.
  • Drawing on the themes of Open Spaces, Open Hearts, and Open Minds – and three core values, kaitiaki, integrity and resourcefulness, the New Zealand Story toolkit provides a practical set of business resources to help communicate to the world the distinctively kiwi attributes that make them unique.


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