Given New Zealand’s geographic location and the nature of its economy, international trade is key for its economic growth and stability.
Touting “one of the most open market economies in the world”, New Zealand has 10 Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in place, including with its major trading partners Australia and China, and well as with ASEAN, Hong Kong SAR, Korea and Singapore among other countries. At least five more FTAs are currently being negotiated – offering more international opportunities for businesses, and further facilitating international trade and investment between New Zealand and the rest of the world.
Having advised a number of New Zealand and international businesses, the KWM New Zealand CloudOffice draws on our previous experience and understanding of the NZ business environment to provide support to clients on cross-border investment, dispute resolution and IP protection. As New Zealand continues to advance its trade interests by negotiating more trade agreements, we expect that the New Zealand CloudOffice will enable us to better serve our international clients and contribute to the development of New Zealand’s international trade and investment.