Calling All Exporters And Potential Exporters

Business North Harbour (BNH) is working in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) to provide a short series of monthly articles containing useful information and resources to BNH members who currently export or are considering trading in offshore markets.

In this final article we provide information on MFAT’s Export Controls Regime and The Export Help Desk.

Export ControlsAotearoa New Zealand’s Export Controls regime is to regulate the export of goods which may be intended for use that could, directly or indirectly, be to the detriment of Aotearoa New Zealand’s security or national interests, or contribute to human rights abuse or the contravention of international humanitarian law.  These comprise strategic goods; and also certain other goods intended for export to military and police end-users. Full details of what is controlled and how to apply for a permit are found at the link and some useful information videos can be found here.

The Export Helpdesk – If you have an issue exporting to an offshore market, the export helpdesk is here to help with a dedicated team who will look into the issue and identify what government agency is best placed to assist you. You can fill in the web-form at Tradebarriers.govt.nz, call 0800 824 605 or email exports@mfat.govt.nz.

If you want to know more about MFAT and the support that they can offer exporters or potential exporters, you may find more useful information on the following webpage: Trade | New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (mfat.govt.nz)

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Bernadette Robert

Bernadette Robert