A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in New Zealand.
Ease of doing business in New Zealand
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.
Business New Zealand
Website developed by the New Zealand Government's national economic development agency, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), which showcases New Zealand's business capabilities. The website includes information on investing in New Zealand, buying products and services from New Zealand and details of NZTE offices outside New Zealand.
New Zealand company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.
Exporting to New Zealand
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:
Overseas Business Risk - New Zealand
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism threat, organised crime and intellectual property.
Beyond borders: A New Zealand tax guide for internationally mobile people and business
A guide from KPMG which includes a chapter on establishing a new business in New Zealand. Published in February 2018.
Doing business in New Zealand
A guide to the business environment in New Zealand produced by Simpson Grierson, one of the largest commercial law firms in New Zealand. The guide has a particular focus on legal and regulatory matters, covering topics such as business structure, trade practices, overseas investment regime and employee relations. Published in June 2017.
Doing Business in New Zealand
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in August 2016.
Doing Business in New Zealand
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in February 2015.
Handbook – Corporate Governance in New Zealand – Principles and Guidelines
Guidance published by the Securities Commission (now known as the Financial Markets Authority) in February 2004 as a reference for directors, executives and advisers.
European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from New Zealand, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.
Doing Business law library
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.
The float guide: How to float a company on the New Zealand Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.
Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:
Australia/New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment between Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand Chambers of Commerce
Network for businesses across the region.
The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.
Business Operations in New Zealand
Analysis of the business environment in New Zealand, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.
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