Going out of NZ for business purposes

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An important aspect of the role of the Customs Service is to help protect New Zealand’s economic wellbeing. 

As well as monitoring export goods, we are also charged with encouraging New Zealand's international trade. To that end we work closely with other countries' Customs agencies to facilitate the movement of trade goods internationally.

As an exporter, you are in a position to benefit from the numerous preferential trade agreements and export schemes which New Zealand has negotiated internationally over the years, and which are designed to promote the export of our goods.

In this section you can learn more about these international agreements and Customs' role in the export sector.  You can also access all the information, guidance and documentation you will need in your important role as a New Zealand exporter. 

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