New Zealand Embassy Madrid, Spain

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.

New Zealand has a consistent political environment where overseas investors are treated on the same basis as domestic investors. There are no restrictions on the movement of funds in or out of New Zealand, or on repatriation of profits.

The Overseas Investment Commission is the organisation responsible for foreign investment in New Zealand. An application must be made to the OIC by non-residents planning to invest more than NZ$10 million establishing a business, or to purchase an equity share of greater than 25% in a New Zealand company worth more than $10 million. OIC approval is also required to invest in land over five hectares, islands, the foreshore or reserves. 

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

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The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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