UK AND EUROPE
New Zealand shares many common values with our trading partners in Europe, including support for open economies, a rule-based approach to global trade, and high environmental and labour standards. Our economies are naturally complementary and many of our businesses already cooperate closely for mutual benefit.
The European region includes five of New Zealand’s top 20 trading partners: Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Top New Zealand goods exports to European markets include premium wine, fresh produce and meat, plus an increasing range of high-value technology and services exports.
New Zealand is currently negotiating a free-trade agreement with the European Union (EU), one of the world’s biggest trading blocs and our largest trade partner without an FTA currently in place. A high-quality, progressive agreement with EU member states will open up new potential for New Zealand businesses and for their European partners.
Because together, we can do amazing things.
The EU is New Zealand's largest source of imports
out of 161 nations for business friendliness
EU produces 7.5 times as much milk as New Zealand
Sectors of focus
New Zealanders have a special relationship to the land. We’re kaitiaki, or guardians – caring for people, place and planet, today and for future generations. The goodness our land gives back nourishes millions of people around the world – and our connection to the land inspires our thinking and our agritechnology.
New Zealand’s temperate climate, high rainfall, clean waters, fertile soil and low population density offer ideal conditions for premium food and beverage production. When combined with the expertise of our producers, the result is some of the best-tasting dairy, meat, seafood, wine, fruit and vegetables the world has to offer.
For more information on New Zealand products, services and expertise, or to connect with New Zealand businesses, contact us for support from NZTE’s team in your region.
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