The Greater China region is New Zealand's largest source of trade partners, for both imports and exports. The region is New Zealand’s largest export destination, totalling NZ$15 billion in goods exports in 2018 (14 percent of total New Zealand exports). New Zealand also imported more than NZ$13 billion in goods from the Greater China region in 2018.

The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement was signed in April 2008 in Beijing. It is the first free trade agreement that the People’s Republic of China has signed with any developed country, and New Zealand’s largest trade deal since the 1983 Closer Economic Relations agreement with Australia.


Negotiations are underway to upgrade this agreement, opening up potential to strengthen this business and trade relationship even further.

We look forward to further growth and partnerships for New Zealand businesses in greater China – because together, we can do amazing things. 

Meet our

Trade Commissioners


Andrew White


Andrew White is New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner based in Beijing, China, where he helps lead NZTE’s work to support New Zealand business growth in the Chinese market. 

Previously, Andrew held the position of Regional Director for Europe where he oversaw NZTE’s offices and stakeholder relationships across the region.

Andrew returned to New Zealand in 2009 after 18 years in China and Japan. During this time he held a number of NZTE roles including Director for China, where he oversaw the operations of NZTE's offices and key relationships across this key market and important trade partner for New Zealand. 

Before joining NZTE, Andrew worked in marketing and accounting roles in the Japanese automotive industry and in New Zealand’s food and beverage sector. 


In addition to English, Andrew is fluent in Japanese. He holds a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland, and has carried out further study at Hiroshima University in Japan. 


Market locations


New Zealand Embassy No. 1 Ritan Dongerjie Chaoyang District Beijing 100600 People's Republic of China +86 10 8532 7000 Get in touch


New Zealand Consulate
Unit 2 33F
Yanlord Landmark Office Building
No. 1, Section 2 Remin South Road Chengdu
Sichuan 610016 China +86 2861 325299 Get in touch


Unit 3006, 30th Floor Taikoo Hui Office Tower 1
385 Tianhe Road Tianhe District
Guangzhou 510620
People's Republic of China +86 20 8931 9600 Get in touch

Hong Kong

Suite 6502, 65th Floor Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road Wanchai
Hong Kong +852 2526 7898 Get in touch


Units 2801-2802A and 2806-2810
28F Building 5
Corporate Avenue No. 150 Hubin Road
Huangpu District Shanghai 200021
China +86 21 5331 7222 New Zealand Central New Zealand Central offers flexible working and meeting spaces. 3rd Floor Jin Lin Tian Di 190 Ma Dang Road (cross street Xing Ye Road) Shanghai 200020 China +86 21 6386 8028


The New Zealand Trade Development Centre in Taipei works with New Zealand companies to help them grow their exports to Taiwan and develop partnerships with Taiwanese companies. It also works with Taiwanese buyers and companies interested in investing in or working with New Zealand companies. 9th Floor, No. 1 SongZhi Road
Xinyi District Taipei 11047
Taiwan +886 2 8758 0110 Get in touch