Access information, top tips, key contacts and other resources
Free Trade Agreements
Free Trade Agreements assist exporters by providing improved access and reducing trade barriers to partner markets
Directory of Food Consultants
Access up to date foreign exchange rates here
Protect your business’s intellectual property to maximise your competitive advantage locally and around the world
Want to establish a local presence in overseas markets? Find out who can help here
Thinking about expanding your business? Here are some useful insights into starting you off on the right path
Keep up to date on the latest market research
Free tools to allow you to calculate tariffs when exporting your goods to Australia and the US
Tech Safe was selected by the New Zealand Government to deliver a programme to improve the cyber-security of businesses to help them meet the objectives of the government’s cyber security strategy
This Going Global guide presents first hand insights into the issues faced by businesses looking at overseas markets. It is a compelling read, offering practical advice to the challenges faced by exporters and the some of the pit falls to watch out for.
(AUS) WTO TARIFF SCHEDULE
The ‘Schedule of Concessions on Goods’ contains Australia’s commitments under the WTO on tariffs and tariff quotas, as well as Australia’s commitments on export subsidies and domestic support for agricultural products. It lists obligations Australia has undertaken not to raise tariffs above levels agreed in trade negotiations and upper limits for government expenditure for specified types of subsidies in the agriculture sector.
The Trade Law Unit within the Legal Division of the Ministry provides legal advice and representation in various international trade fora, including World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiating rounds, WTO dispute settlement proceedings, and in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations. The Unit also provides advice on the consistency of domestic New Zealand policy with our international trade law obligations.
Trade agreements between two or more countries make international trade easier and more efficient. New Zealand is committed to liberalising trade through a number of regional, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. This link to the Ministray of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) details the current status of New Zealand’s trade agreements and relationships with other countries.
During the last two weeks of August 2010, ExportNZ held CEO forums in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga and Wellington to engage with exporters and discuss: what can firms do, what can ExportNZ do and what can the Government do to turbo-charge export growth?
Just 10 weeks into office, British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell shared her views recently at an Export Breakfast in Wellington. Her theme was internationalising the export of differentiated goods and services, which she advocates is essential to step change growth at both the firm and economy level.
Annie Graham, Head of Brand for Sainsbury’s – Sustainability, Agriculture and Health, visited New Zealand recently with an interest in sourcing NZ lamb in the off-season. She also joined a range of business representatives at a BusinessNZ roundtable to share her perspective and sustainable business insight.
The Working Tariff Document of New Zealand is a consolidated document from two legislative bases, namely — the Tariff Act 1988 and the Customs & Excise Act 1996. It is available in hardcopy and CD-Rom formats from the New Zealand Customs Service.