New Zealand and Papua New Guinea business ties
Papua New Guinea is New Zealand’s second largest trading partner in the Pacific. Thanks to its geographical proximity, opportunities to partner with New Zealand businesses exist in almost every sector.
Services are a growing part of the trade relationship with New Zealand companies engaged in consulting and helping with institutional and regulatory reform.
New Zealand’s private sector is engaged in Papua New Guinea across a wide range of industries including communications, construction, aviation, engineering, energy and education.
There are opportunities for New Zealand companies to contribute to the sustainable economic growth of Papua New Guinea in infrastructure and building and construction.
As a key partner in the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership, New Zealand companies are well placed to provide innovative solutions to Papua New Guineas goal of connecting 70% of its people to electricity by 2030.
Papua New Guinea and New Zealand are both part of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations.