New Zealand

The Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA) entered into force on 1 January 1983.

The ANZCERTA allows all goods and services to be traded without tariffs, quotas or other quantitative restrictions, including agricultural products.

The ANZCERTA is considered to be a model free trade agreement.

Since the ANZCERTA entered into force, there has been an average annual growth rate of 7.5% in Australia's exports to New Zealand.

Two-way trade in goods and services totalled $22.6 billion in 2013-14, of which exports from Australia to New Zealand totalled $7.6 billion.

The ANZCERTA has since been supported by over 80 bilateral treaties governing trade, migration, investment, aviation, mutual recognition, taxation, healthcare, food standards and government procurement.

For detailed FTA information, please visit: http://dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/anzcerta/Pages/australia-new-zealand-closer-economic-relations-trade-agreement.aspx

Date in force

  • 1 January 1983

Direct benefits

No tariffs, quota or other quantitative restrictions.

Below you will find a way to look up the tariffs associated with a SELECTION of popular Australian exports. PLEASE NOTE: this is not a tariff calculator OR an exhaustive list. We recommend obtaining professional advice for products not listed here.

Indirect benefits

Increased volume and efficiency of trade.

Industry assistance and incentives.

Mutual recognition of goods and services standards.

Harmonisation of quarantine procedures.

Certificate of Origin

Tariff concessions under the ANZCERTA are available to goods that "originate" in Australia or Australia and New Zealand.

Goods must be either wholly obtained in Australia, produced in Australia from originating materials, or produced in New Zealand and Australia from originating materials, non-originating materials, or a combination of originating and non-originating materials.

The non-originating materials must have undergone a change in tariff classification.

Some goods must meet the minimum regional value content.

A claim of Australian origin may be supported by a certificate of origin, a declaration of origin or other evidence sufficient to prove the goods satisfy the relevant rules of origin.

Doing business with New Zealand

There are many things to consider before embarking upon an export journey. Doing business in New Zealand presents some unique challenges, but there are a number of key areas to consider before doing any international business.

The areas to consider are:

Business activities and risks

  • Location
  • Legal Structure
  • Direct tax
  • Funding
  • Repatriation of profits
  • Transfer pricing
  • Withholding tax
  • Indirect tax
  • Staffing

For a full checklist that will put you on the right path to doing business in New Zealand, click HERE.

Want to know more? Visit the Export Council of Australia’s website.