New Zealand - China Free Trade Agreement.

New Zealand - China - Free Trade Agreement

Welcome to your guide to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and China

This website brings together information from government agencies to help you understand the FTA, what it means for you, and to provide you with tools and resources for doing business in China and in New Zealand.

欢迎使用新西兰中国自由贸易协定指南。这个网站提供来自政府各部门的信息, 让您更好的了解自由贸易协定以及它对您的意义。同时,网站还提供了在中国和新西兰经商的方法和资料。


About the agreement

The NZ-China FTA is a treaty between New Zealand and China that liberalises and facilitates trade in goods and services, improves the business environment and promotes cooperation between the two countries in a broad range of economic areas.

For businesses

Whether you are already doing business or simply considering doing business in China, this section provides you with useful information and tools to help you better understand and do business with and in China.

Tariff finder

Look up the current and NZ-China FTA phased customs tariff rates on all goods exported and imported between New Zealand and China using this tariff finder. Use the tariff finder

Temporary Employment Entry and Working Holidays

Alongside the FTA, New Zealand has established a Working Holiday Scheme with China. The scheme allows 1000 young, well-educated Chinese, aged 18 to 30 inclusive, to holiday in New Zealand for 12 months, and undertake some employment and study while they are here. Successful applicants may undertake any employment except permanent employment and are not able to work for any single employer for more than three months.

Latest news & updates

Upgrade of New Zealand - China Free Trade Agreement

Submissions invited on the possible upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and China.

Minister Groser's speech to the Inaugural China New Zealand Partnership Forum

Building on the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: the Next Five Years

Increased duty-free access to China in 2012

A further scheduled phase-down of tariffs on New Zealand’s exports to China

Key Outcomes

Key outcomes of the China FTA

Why have an FTA

Economic statistics to show the benefits of the FTA

Tools and resources

Tools to provide information on key areas for doing business with China