Promoting free and open tradeNew Zealand is a trade dependent economy, 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.
Trade recovery strategy
Find out about New Zealand's Trade Recovery Strategy.
Special conditions apply for importing and exporting weapons, and goods that could be used for making weapons.
Covid-19 and trade
Here's where you'll find information about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
How we help exporters
Several government agencies can help exporters. Find out which ones may be able to help you.
MFAT Market Intelligence Reports
We publish regular reports on topics of interest to the NZ export community.
NZ trade policy
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.
Free trade agreements
MFAT leads New Zealand's negotiations for high quality, comprehensive free trade agreements.
Our work with the WTO
New Zealand's membership of the WTO gives us a voice and a vote in global free trade negotiations.
APEC 2021 – New Zealand
Overview of an extraordinary host year.
Brokering weapons and dual-use items for military use
Any brokering activity requires registration and a permit.
UN security council sanctions
UN trade sanctions against Iran have changed. If you do business with Iran, you should be aware of what that means for NZ.
Trade statistics and economic research
MFAT's Economic Division supports and informs New Zealand's trade policy agenda.
Trade law and dispute settlement
MFAT provides legal advice and support for our work in international trade.
Guide to trade acronyms
A quick reference guide to the acronyms and abbreviations used in international trade.
Māori Engagement and Interests in Trade
An overview of our engagement with different Māori groups and how we support their interests in trade.