New Zealand Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Business and trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), are the two leading government agencies in the trade arena. They have two distinct roles; MFAT opens the door to foreign markets by overcoming or reducing trade access barriers, and NZTE helps New Zealand businesses, by providing export development consultancy services.

MFAT and Trade Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the New Zealand Government’s lead trade policy agency. In conjunction with its network of Embassies and High Commissions offshore, it is responsible for conducting the New Zealand Government’s business with foreign governments and international organisations, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO). One of MFAT’s key trade responsibilities is to negotiate market access for New Zealand goods and services and to maintain and enforce that access. 

NZTE - working with businesses

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government’s national economic development agency. Through its network of offices worldwide, NZTE aims to grow New Zealand’s economy by building the capability of businesses and regions and facilitating their sustained and profitable participation in overseas markets.

There are NZTE offices in Riyadh and Dubai:

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Riyadh
New Zealand Trade

New Zealand Embassy
PO Box 94 397
Diplomatic Quarter
Riyadh 11693
Telephone: (00966) 11 488 7988 ext 125
Fax:(00966) 11 488 7912

United Arab Emirates
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Consulate General
PO Box 23 156
Suite 1502
15th floor API Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 23 156
Telephone: (00971) 4 331-7500
Facsimile: (00971) 4 331-7501

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