Business in New Zealand

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in New Zealand. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to New Zealand (Oceania).
  2. New Zealander economy
  3. Doing Business in Auckland
  4. New Zealand’s International Trade.
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in New Zealand
  6. Business Opportunities in New Zealand
    - Information Technology
    - Infrastructure
    - Agribusiness
    - Manufacturing.
  7. Case Study: Fonterra.
  8. Access to the New Zealander market
  9. Business Plan for New Zealand

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in New Zealand”:

  1. To analyse the New Zealander economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in New Zealand
  3. To explore New Zealand's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know New Zealand's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of New Zealander companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the New Zealander market
Subject “Doing Business in New Zealand” is studied…
  1. Masters (online): International Business, Pacific
  2. Professional Doctorate in Business in Asia

Master in International Business for New Zealander students

Course learning materials in En Es Nueva Zelanda Fr Nouvelle-Zelande.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in New Zealand”: 2 ECTS / 1 AC Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in New Zealand:
New Zealand economy

Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in New Zealand.

New Zealand (Asia-Pacific).

  1. New Zealand's capital: Wellington.
  2. Auckland is the largest city and the largest port.
  3. English, Maori, and New Zealand sign language are recognised as official languages.
  4. New Zealand has a diverse multicultural population of over 4.5 millions of people.
  5. Area: 268,680 square kilometres
  6. The main religion in New Zealand is Christianity
  7. New Zealand belongs to the Economic Area of Oceania of the Western Christian Civilisation
  8. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy. The Queen Elizabeth II (UK) is the Head of State.
  9. New Zealand became independent from the UK in 1853

The economy of New Zealand.

  1. New Zealand has an efficient, market economy, a secure business environment, and excellent infrastructures.
  2. New Zealand ranks fourth in economic freedom (Heritage Foundation) and occupies the second position in ease of doing business (World Bank).
  3. The main economic sectors of New Zealand: manufacturing, services, and agricultural.
  4. Top fast growth sectors: creative and food and beverage (10% of the gross domestic product)
  5. Auckland: 30% of the total annual trade of New Zealand and represent 13% of the gross domestic product of NZ
  6. The currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

New Zealand Foreign Trade

International Trade of New Zealand.

  1. The main problem of New Zealand is the great distance that separates the country from the world's major markets, as the only nearby is Australia (about 1,600 kilometres).
  2. Food and beverage exports: 22 billion NZD (7.76 billion NZD in 1990), 50% of the total export products of New Zealand.
  3. Top trade partners of New Zealand: Australia, the United States, Japan, the People's Republic of China, and the United Kingdom.
  4. The fastest growing export markets of New Zealand are the People's Republic of China (43 %), Singapore (28 %), the Arab Republic of Egypt (25 %), the United Arab Emirates (18 %), and India (16 %).
  5. The European Union is a major source of foreign direct investment and is a significant trade partner. New Zealand imported 7.7 billion NZD value of products from the European Union economies and exported products for 5.6 billion NZD to the European Union (EU).
  6. North America region is one of the largest trade and foreign direct investment partners of New Zealand. The United States and Canada import 1 billion NZD of New Zealand beef every year
  7. Bilateral trade with Australia accounts for 23% of exports of New Zealand (9.1 billion NZD) and 18% of imports from New Zealand (7.4 billion NZD) thanks to the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Australia.
  8. North of Asia is one of the biggest markets for New Zealand consumer products. The People's Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea are respectively their third, fourth and the ninth largest trade partners.
  9. Foreign Trade and economic ties with Southeast Asia (mainly Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia) are also crucial.

Market Access and New Zealand's Free Trade Agreements (FTA):

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  2. Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  3. Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO)
  4. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  5. ASEAN-New Zealand
  6. Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
  7. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Russia

Trade Agreements in Force
- Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership
- Malaysia
- Thailand Closer Economic Partnership
- Singapore Closer Economic Partnership
- Australia Closer Economic Relations
- Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council
- Economic Partnership Agreement with Chile.

New Zealand Agribusiness

New Zealand's Organisations and International Economic Relations.

New Zealand is a member of:

  1. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  2. Economic Social Commission Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)
  3. FEALAC: New Zealand-Latin America
  4. ASEM: New Zealand-Europe
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. United Nations (UN)
  7. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  8. Commonwealth
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. OECD. OECD anti-corruption measures

Samples - Business in New Zealand

India-New Zealand FTA

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Singapore-New Zealand FTA

Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific Agreement PACER

Oceania Customs Organisation

China-New Zealand Agreement

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

TPP Trans-Pacific Agreement

Agreement New Zealand-Hong Kong



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