New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
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Agency overview
Formed 1 July 2003
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Agency executives
  • , Chief executive
  • Peter Chrisp

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand’s economic development and trade promotion agency. It offers strategic advice, access to networks and influencers, research and market intelligence, and targeted financial support to help businesses on their international journey, and works to promote and support the growth of New Zealand business overseas.


NZTE was established on 1 July 2003.[1]

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand’s international business development agency. Their role is to make a difference for New Zealand by helping businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets. NZTE’s strategy supports the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, which creates conditions that encourage successful businesses to grow globally.

NZTE’s products and services help businesses to grow and succeed internationally. These include strategic advice, access to networks and influencers, research and market intelligence. NZTE's services are aligned with different stages of a business lifecycle – from starting and growing a business, through to exporting and operating internationally – and help address the scale and distance issues faced by New Zealand exporters. Some services are provided directly by NZTE staff in New Zealand and around the world, while others are provided through external organisations – such as Regional Business Partners and expert advisors – funded by NZTE.

NZTE has ten offices in New Zealand and staff in 36 locations around the world who work in partnership with New Zealand businesses, helping to build strategic alliances and develop commercial relationships, connecting them with opportunities and contacts in international markets, and sharing knowledge, experience and networks to help businesses develop capability and scale.

NZTE's focus is on international opportunities that match New Zealand's current/potential business capability and provide sustained economic benefit, and helping international investors to identify New Zealand-based opportunities and gain access to government and private sector contacts.

Programmes and Services[edit]

NZTE offer many services designed to grow New Zealand businesses.[2] These include but are not limited to: