The New Zealand Embassy, Rome is an overseas post of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Ambassador to Italy, HE Dr Trevor Donald Matheson, is also accredited to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Malta.
The Embassy manages New Zealand's political, economic, trade, cultural and security relations with its countries of accreditation.
The Embassy is also the:
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 www.newzealandeducated.com/scholarships to get details about terms and conditions and application forms.
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:
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.