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Investing in New Zealand Guide


New Zealand is an open and competitive economy with a population of around 5 million.

The country has a range of strong manufacturing and service sectors which complement a trade-oriented economy, with the agricultural, horticultural, forestry, mining, and fishing sectors all playing an important role in the export sector and employment.

Foreign investment is generally welcomed and all levels of government are keen to promote business, economic development, and employment growth.

In the latest World Bank Doing Business Report, New Zealand has again been ranked first for both ‘Ease of doing business’ and ‘Starting a Business’ categories.

This Investing in New Zealand guide for international business:

  • provides an overview on establishing a business in New Zealand; and
  • answers some preliminary questions asked by those unfamiliar with the country’s economy.

If you are thinking about investing in New Zealand, or establishing a business, talk to one of the experts at MinterEllisonRuddWatts.

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