Brazil–New Zealand relations

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Brazil–New Zealand relations
Map indicating locations of Brazil and New Zealand


New Zealand

Brazil–New Zealand relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Brazil and New Zealand. Both nations are mutual members of the Cairns Group and the United Nations.


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.[1] 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.[2] In 1997, Brazil opened an embassy in Wellington and New Zealand opened an embassy in Brasilia in 2001.[2] In 2010, a Working Holiday visa scheme was agreed between both nations.[3] In 2013, Brazilians made-up the largest Latin American community in New Zealand.[4]

State visits[edit]

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visiting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; 2013.

Prime Ministerial visits from New Zealand to Brazil[5][6]


In 2014, total trade between both nations amounted to $282 million USD.[7] 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.[7]

Resident diplomatic missions[edit]

See also[edit]