Brazil–New Zealand relations
During European colonialism, both Brazil and New Zealand would have been in contact when Portuguese ships carrying goods from Brazil traded with British ships carrying goods from New Zealand. As early as 1874, New Zealand census show Brazilians residing in New Zealand. During World War II, soldiers from Brazil and New Zealand fought together during the Italian Campaign (1943-1945). Both nations are founding members of the United Nations.
Official diplomatic relations between Brazil and New Zealand were established in 1964. In 1997, Brazil opened an embassy in Wellington and New Zealand opened an embassy in Brasilia in 2001. In 2010, a Working Holiday visa scheme was agreed between both nations. In 2013, Brazilians made-up the largest Latin American community in New Zealand.
In 2014, total trade between both nations amounted to $282 million USD. Brazils exports to New Zealand include: tobacco, cane sugar and pure sucrose, fruits and vegetables. New Zealand's exports to Brazil include: chemicals (such as methane), machinery and dairy products.
Resident diplomatic missions
- Brazil has an embassy in Wellington.
- New Zealand has an embassy in Brasilia and a consulate-general in São Paulo.
- Teara: Latin Americans in New Zealand
- Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: New Zealand
- Working visas for Kiwis in Brazil
- Teara-Latin Americans: Recent Arrivals
- PM to visit Latin America
- Brazil's Iron Lady surprises Key
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brazil
- Embassy of Brazil in Wellington
- Embassy of New Zealand in Brasilia