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Doing business in New Zealand

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in New Zealand.


Exporting to New Zealand
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections deal with the challenges, growth potential, opportunities, start-up considerations, legal considerations, tax and customs considerations, and entry requirements.

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.

International Business Guides: New Zealand
HSBC, October 2022
The guide gives an overview of challenges and opportunities, society and culture, working practice and values, and business etiquette. It also includes information on labour, tax, FDI, infrastructure and cost of living.

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.


On our Exporting to New Zealand page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Chambers of commerce and business networks

New Zealand Chambers of Commerce
Network for businesses across the region.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

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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