Several government agencies can help exporters. Find out which ones may be able to help you.
Promoting free and open trade
New Zealand is a trade dependent economy, distant from export markets, and we’re a firm supporter of free and open trade. We practice what we preach—we’ve got one of the most open market economies in the world.
In this section
We're the government's lead advisor and negotiator on trade policy. The progressive and inclusive Trade For All agenda will set out NZ's strategy.
MFAT leads New Zealand's negotiations for high quality, comprehensive free trade agreements.
New Zealand's membership of the WTO gives us a voice and a vote in global free trade negotiations.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is made up of 21 economies interested in free trade. New Zealand is hosting and chairing APEC in 2021.
MFAT oversees the Government's NZ Inc strategies for stronger relationships with our key international partners.
Special conditions apply for importing and exporting weapons, and goods that could be used for making weapons.
Any brokering activity requires registration and a permit.
UN trade sanctions against Iran have changed. If you do business with Iran, you should be aware of what that means for NZ.
MFAT's Economic Division supports and informs New Zealand's trade policy agenda.
MFAT provides legal advice and support for our work in international trade.
A quick reference guide to the acronyms and abbreviations used in international trade.