Mexico–New Zealand relations

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Mexico-New Zealand relations
Map indicating locations of Mexico and New Zealand


New Zealand

Mexico–New Zealand relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Mexico and New Zealand. Both nations are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations.


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on an official visit to Mexico alongside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto; 2013.

Diplomatic relations between the two Pacific nations were established on 19 July 1973. New Zealand opened an embassy in Mexico City in 1983. For Mexico's part, it at first conducted diplomatic relations with New Zealand from its embassy in Canberra, Australia. In December 1991, Mexico opened an embassy in Wellington.[1]

Throughout the years, both nations have signed numerous bilateral agreements such as:[2]

  • Agreement on Mexican and New Zealand banks to share information (1992)
  • Trade and investment agreement (1994)
  • Air service agreement (1999)
  • Scientific, research and technological cooperation agreement (2004)
  • Double tax agreement (2006)
  • Agricultural and forestry cooperation (2008)
  • Cooperation in the field of renewable energy (2010)

In March 2008 a Working holiday visa between the two nations was established.[3]

State visits[edit]

Presidential visits from Mexico to New Zealand[4][2] [5]

Prime Ministerial visits from New Zealand to Mexico[6]


Mexico is New Zealand's biggest trading partner in Latin-America (and 24th overall) and is an important market for New Zealand milk based products.[7] In 2014, two-way trade between both nations amounted to $447 million USD.[8] New Zealand's exports to Mexico include: dairy products, meat and agricultural machinery. Mexico's exports to New Zealand are mainly manufactured and industrial products. New Zealand is Mexico's 49th biggest trading partner.[9]

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]


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