Pakihi - Te mahi pakihi i tāwāhi Business - Doing business overseas
New Zealand and international links to government and other sources for practical information on exporting. You'll find links to background information on a number of countries.
New Zealand resources
- NZ Government Business Portal
Offers advice for exporters, including articles, case studies, online tools and other useful information for small businesses.
- Export New Zealand
ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. The BusinessNZ family has its roots in four large regional organisations of member businesses that together cover the entire country. Membership for ExportNZ Wellington is part of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce membership
- NZ Companies Office site for doing business in Australia
A factsheet introducing the ASIC — provides advice on how to register a foreign company in Australia.
- New Zealand Customs Service
Provides exporters with all the customs regulations they need to be aware of.
- New Zealand Export Credit Office
The officially supported export credit agency for New Zealand. It specialises in providing support to exporters through insurance so that exporters will get paid and are able to offer finance terms to their buyers. The ECO provides support to exporting firms with growth potential and work with the private sector to provide underwriting services.
- New Zealand Food Safety Authority
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)
This is the New Zealand government's national economic development agency.
- New Zealand Trade Centre
Enables international buyers to view products that are available for export from New Zealand and is endorsed by NZTE.
Other organisations and agencies
- The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand
A Wellington Chamber of Commerce hosted site.
- Kea New Zealand
Kea's mission is to connect New Zealand with its large global talent community, and contribute to the growth, development, and future prosperity of New Zealand by facilitating the sharing of knowledge, contacts and opportunities around the world.
- Korea New Zealand Business Council (Wellington based)
A group of New Zealand companies, organisations and Government Agencies involved in promoting increased business, disseminating information and research between Korea and New Zealand. Includes the Council's newsletter Korea line.
- Latin America New Zealand Business Council (Wellington based)
The Council promotes increased business and trade between Latin America and New Zealand companies. Details of the service, offers, members directory; business information is included.
- New Zealand China Trade Association
NZCTA promotes increased business and trade between Chinese and New Zealand companies. It is based within the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. The site includes information on the Business Visa Service arrangement with the New Zealand Immigration Service in Beijing.
- New Zealand German Business Association
The NZGBA is the officially recognized New Zealand representative of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and exists to foster closer trading relationships between New Zealand and German companies. Includes access to the Association's newsletter Trading Opportunities, and lists upcoming trade fairs.
International links - doing business in other countries
- Doing Business
This World Bank site provides indicators of the cost of doing business in various countries. There are country specific reports and 155 printable country data profiles. Economies can also be compared.
- TSNN.com - The Ultimate Event Resource
Reputedly one of the leading online resources for the trade show, exhibition and event industry, the site contains data on more than 15,000 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences. Free registration required to view trade show details.
- GlobalEDGE Country Insights
Current information on the business climate, news, history, political structure, economic landscape, and relevant statistical data are provided in a region and country-specific format, covering 197 countries. A rich collection of country and region specific international business links adds to the vast collection of information.
- IMF country information
International Trade / Export-Import Portal - Find trade leads, web resources, trade events and more. It is the official website of the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) and has links to over 3,000 international trade Web sites. The site aims to provide the most content-rich international trade site and to provide a comprehensive global trade shop featuring goods and services needed by those involved in international trade.
This website serves as a great starting point for anyone keen to learn about various government branches and agencies, as well as acting as an important resource for people seeking to do business there.
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