Doing business in New Zealand

A Structure Guide for Australian businesses

If you're an Australian business looking to operate in the New Zealand market, we provide strategic business guidance and practical financial advice on how to structure your business here.

Over the years we've helped many companies like yours successfully set up shop here in New Zealand. Our experience in this area has helped to position many of them for growth in the local market by putting in place tax structures to suit their specific needs.

Why set up in New Zealand?

The easy business environment, proximity to Australia, language and exchange rates make New Zealand a logical place to start if you're an Australian company looking to expand offshore.

Plus NZ's extensive Free Trade Agreements provide additional incentive, especially if you're targeting markets in the wider Asia Pacific region.

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Business Structure Options

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We've created a FREE Guide that outlines the various business structures available to you, together with the tax implications and compliance requirements. The information in this Guide is in summary form and intended as it implies, as a guide only.

To grab a copy, we ask that you subscribe to our Doing Business in NZ list. NB: If you have previously downloaded the guide, please enter a different email address or contact us to request the latest version.

Find out your options

At Alliott NZ we understand that your business is unique.

Please call Greg Millar or Vanessa Williams to discuss your particular situation and receive advice that is relevant to you.
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+64 9 520 9200

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Phone +64 (0)9 520 9200

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Useful information

About New Zealand's Free Trade Agreements

New Zealand has free trade agreements with a number of countries:
  • Australia (CER - Closer Economic Relations)
  • China
  • South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) - including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Hong Kong
New Zealand is the first country in the world to complete a free trade agreement with China. This means:
  • zero duty rates or significantly reduced rates on imports; and
  • elimination of tariffs on most of New Zealand's exports to China, which can be a major advantage for international businesses operating in NZ.
Under the Australia New Zealand CER:
  • Australian products receive preferential tariff treatment; and
  • Australian made products, with over 50% Australian content, are not subject to tariffs, and import licenses are no longer required to import goods into New Zealand.