The Queensland–New Zealand Export Program is part of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs Strategy, designed to promote economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Zealand is considered an ideal first export market for companies as Queensland recovers from COVID-19, due to its proximity, relative ease of entry, similar culture, legal systems, and business practices. In 2020, New Zealand was the 10th-largest export market for Queensland goods.

Queensland goods exports to New Zealand were worth $1 billion in 2020 and New Zealand has been identified as a market with great potential for expansion.

Other initiatives under the program will include working with companies in the tech sector and attracting innovative New Zealand companies to Queensland to partner with local firms.

TIQ’s Business Development Director for New Zealand Richard Simpson will connect Queensland companies with New Zealand buyers across four key sectors – food and agribusiness and health and wellness, infrastructure and construction, innovation and knowledge industries, and investment.

Queensland firms interested in participating in the Queensland–New Zealand Export Program should contact their closest Trade and Investment Queensland office or call 07 3514 3147.