New Zealand Embassy Ankara, Turkey

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.

NZTE opened an office in Istanbul in 2014 after relocating from Ankara, where it was based for more than 20 years. 

The NZTE Office in Istanbul (please note that this office also covers Azerbaijan and Georgia)

Address: 193 Plaza, Kat 2, Buyukdere Caddessi, Levent, Istanbul        

Telephone: +90 212 371 4636                   

Fax: +90 212 371 4600



The NZTE Middle East Regional Office in Dubai (this office also covers Jordan)

Street Address: Suite 1502, API Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

Postal Address:PO Box 23 156, Dubai, UAE

Telephone: +97 14 3317 500

Fax: +97 14 3317 501



The NZTE Office in Milan (this office also covers Israel)

Address: Consolato Generale Nuova Zelanda, via Terraggio, 17, 20123, Milano, Italy

Phone: +39 02 7217 0001

Fax: +39 02 4801 2577

Acting Trade Commissioner (covering, inter alia, South Eastern Europe, Turkey, Israel, Azerbaijan and Georgia): Laura Caccia (until July)


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