New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

New Zealand and the USA

New Zealand's relationship with the United States is one of the most important, diverse and cooperative that New Zealand maintains.

Shared values underpin close governmental and private sector contacts across a broad range of bilateral, regional and multilateral activities.

The United States is one of New Zealand's most important export markets and a major source of New Zealand imports and investment.

New Zealand is also a popular tourist destination for many Americans, with fishing and golf being popular leisure activities.

In the multilateral trade field, the two countries espouse similar open market philosophies.

Cooperation is also close on international environmental matters and Antarctic scientific research.

Programmes for scientific, cultural and educational exchange maintain an awareness of New Zealand in the United States and promote the interchange of ideas and experience.

Read more comprehensive information on the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and the United States.


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