Business in New Zealand

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in New Zealand. Syllabus:

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

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in New Zealand” are the following:

  1. To analyse the New Zealander economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in New Zealand
  3. To explore New Zealand's trade relations with the country of the student
  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
The subject “Doing Business in New Zealand” is studied...
  1. Masters (online): International Business, Pacific
  2. Doctorate in Business in Asia
  3. Course: Oceania

Master and Doctorate in International Business for the New Zealander Students

Course learning materials in English Spanish Nueva Zelanda French Nouvelle-Zelande.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in New Zealand”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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

Description of the Subject: 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 (United Kingdom) is the Head of State
  9. New Zealand became independent from the United Kingdom 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 Growing 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

The International Trade of New Zealand.

  1. The main problem of New Zealand is the great distance that separates the country from the world's largest 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 largest source of the 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. The North America region is one of the largest trade and investment partners of New Zealand. The United States and Canada import 1 billion NZD of New Zealand beef every year
  7. The 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. The North of Asia is one of the largest markets for the New Zealander 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. The 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

  1. New Zealand-Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership
  2. New Zealand-Malaysia
  3. New Zealand-Thailand Closer Economic Partnership
  4. New Zealand-Singapore Closer Economic Partnership
  5. New Zealand-Australia Closer Economic Relations
  6. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council
  7. 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 Free Trade Agreement

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Singapore-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

Pacific Agreement PACER

Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO)

China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

New Zealand-Hong Kong Agreement



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