Information on Scholarship Schemes and PhD Fee Deduction Policy

The New Zealand government offers scholarships to Chinese students intending to study in New Zealand. From July 2005, the New Zealand government implemented the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship Programme (NZIDRS), a 3-year full doctoral scholarship programme for Chinese and other international students. Please visit to get details about terms and conditions and application forms.

Tax information

The Inland Revenue Department is responsible for implementing and enforcing New Zealand's tax policy.

The main taxes in New Zealand are the income tax and Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is a value-added tax. There is no specific capital gains tax regime in New Zealand. However, capital gains from disposal of personal property are taxed when:

Investing in New Zealand

International investment has contributed significantly to the development of New Zealand’s economy.

New Zealand offers investors an attractive, open business environment. New Zealand welcomes investors. Our transparent regulations make investing a straightforward process while the broad-base, low-rate tax regime supports long-term investors.

Exports to New Zealand from Canada

For information on exporting goods to New Zealand from Canada please contact:

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Tel: 1-888-306-9991
Fax: 613-996-9709



Imports from New Zealand to Canada

Historically the largest imports have been primarily lamb, beef and dairy products. However, New Zealand imports an increasingly wide range of products into Canada and the diversity of goods now ranges from designer clothing to highly specialised saw blades.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is responsible for promoting and developing New Zealand's export trade with other countries.

If you are interested in importing products from New Zealand, please contact:

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.