New Zealand has a long history of working and trading with the Middle East, and the NZ Inc Strategy for the GCC is to build on and extend this relationship.

The NZ Inc Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Strategy has the following five-year goals:

  • Build strong and enduring political relationships with the GCC.
  • Expand trade and economic relationships with the region.
  • Better connectivity with the region.

The NZ Inc GCC Strategy plays an important role in the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, which aims to grow our exports from 30% to 40% of GDP by 2025.