Here are links to resources on external websites including business development agencies, banks and insurers who have worked with us and may be able to help you.
We collaborate with NZ Government agencies (NZ Inc.) in our support of exporters. We invite you to meet representatives from the NZ Inc. and the export-promotion services listed below who can assist you on your "export journey":
New Zealand Trade and
NZTE helps identify, plan for, and act on exporters’ biggest opportunities for international growth. NZTE does this by boosting global reach and market knowledge, and by building an exporter’s capability to succeed internationally.
Tel: 0800 555 888
Callaghan Innovation is supports hi-tech businesses in New Zealand. The agency provides a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.
Tel: 0800 422 552
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
MFAT actively promotes and protects New Zealand’s export interests by creating opportunities for exporters. MFAT does this by negotiating free trade agreements and using an extensive offshore network to make connections, open doors and remove regulatory road-blocks.
Tel: 0800 824 605
Venture Investment Fund (VIF)
VIF invests with venture capital funds and alongside angel investors to support New Zealand technology companies with start-up and growth capital.
Tel: 09 951 0170
Kea helps the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and with one another, enabling them to share and leverage global experience, knowledge and opportunities.
Tel: 09 373 4057
Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)
MPI negotiates market access arrangements and provides trusted assurances to importing countries that New Zealand products meet their requirements in areas such as food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare.
Customs protects New Zealand’s trade reputation by providing assurance over the security and legitimacy of exports. Customs also supports New Zealand’s international competitiveness by helping exporters to reduce the costs of duties and avoid processing delays at international ports.
Tel: 0800 428 786
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
MBIE promotes a supportive and dynamic business environment to foster more internationally competitive businesses through a range of measures including: addressing regulatory and other barriers to businesses' ability to export; reducing 'behind-the-border' barriers to trade; managing New Zealand's immigration system; and promoting innovation and productivity in the tourism sector.
Tel: 04 901 1499
ExportNZ’s aim is to inspire, educate and accelerate our member companies into suitable and sustainable export markets. ExportNZ also provides strong advocacy on behalf of our member companies – reducing trade barriers, and collectivising exporters to get your views heard and your issues addressed with Government.
Tel: 09 367 0950
In every export credit arrangement there must be someone with the ability to finance the payment of the export and extended credit term. This may be the exporter, although it is normally the exporter’s bank or another financier.
We are open to working with all banks. A selection of banks that the NZECO has a close working relationship with are:
Trade credit contacts
A key focus of NZECO is to expand the range and depth of cover provided by the private sector, rather than competing directly with them. If an exporter or their buyer is seeking trade credit insurance for a period of less than 12 months, NZECO recommends contacting one the following trade credit insurance companies or brokers. Your bank may also provide advice on which firms to utilise.
Listed below is a selection of private Trade Credit insurers servicing New Zealand firms.
Head of Trade Credit and Surety, Australasia
Property and Special Risks
Tel: +61 2 9240 1815
Mobile: +61 481 438 374