New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand s economic development and trade promotion agency. It offers strategic advice, access to networks and influencers, research and market intelligence, and targeted financial support to help businesses on their international journey, and work to promote and support the growth of New Zealand business overseas.
NZTE was first proposed in September 2002 from the merger of Trade New Zealand and Industry New Zealand. It was officially established on 1 July 2003.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is New Zealand s economic development and trade promotion agency. Its role is to make a difference for New Zealand by helping businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets.
NZTE s strategy supports the Government s Economic Growth Agenda, which creates conditions that encourage successful businesses to grow globally.
NZTE s products and services help businesses to grow and succeed internationally. These include strategic advice, access to networks and influencers, research and market intelligence, and targeted financial support. Services are aligned with different stages of a business lifecycle from starting and growing a business, through to exporting and operating internationally and help address the scale and distance issues faced by New Zealand exporters. Some services are provided directly by NZTE staff in New Zealand and around the world, while others are provided through external organisations such as Regional Business Partners and expert advisors funded by NZTE.
NZTE has nine offices in New Zealand and staff in 36 locations around the world. NZTE staff work in partnership with New Zealand businesses, helping to build strategic alliances and develop commercial relationships. NZTE connects them with opportunities and contacts in international markets, and share our knowledge, experience and networks to help businesses develop capability and scale.
NZTE's focus is on international opportunities that match New Zealand's current/potential business capability and provide sustained economic benefit. NZTE also helps international investors to identify New Zealand-based opportunities and gain access to government and private sector contacts.
In New Zealand NZTE works closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; and with Business New Zealand, the Chambers of Commerce, industry groups, and regional economic development agencies to support New Zealand exporters.
Internationally we collaborate with NZ Inc agencies to promote New Zealand and support the growth of New Zealand businesses.