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Australia and New Zealand Country and Business Guide: Getting Started

This guide will link students with government and international business sites to learn about doing business in these countries.

Doing business in Australia and New Zealand

 

Getting started you will want to know general business, economic, legal, and political conditions about your countries. Once you understand the environment of the country you are working with, you will be able to make more informed decisions about doing business. 

*Note* Even though there are two choices of assignments to complete, some of the linked resources will have information useful for both assignments. 
 

Country Commercial Guides

Published by the U.S. Commercial Service, Country Commercial Guides provide detailed trade, economic and political conditions in countries that provide information for companies and individuals expanding into other countries.  Here is the guide for Australia, and here is the guide for New Zealand.  
 

globalEDGE Insights

Published by The International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE pulls together an exhaustive amount of international trade and business information.  Here is the guide for Australia, and here is the guide for New Zealand.  Be sure to explore all of the links on left hand side of the page to dig further into resources.  
 

Doing Business 2019

Published by the World Bank these series of guides provides detailed information for companies looking to conduct business in a specific country.  Here is the guide for Australia, and here is the guide for New Zealand.  
 

Investing in New Zealand Guide

Published by a consulting firm from New Zealand, this report highlights business and legal advice and strategies for starting a business in New Zealand.  
 

Doing Business in Australia

This guide has been prepared to assist international investors and business operators who are considering doing business in Australia.  The guide provides an overview of the laws, rules and regulations that govern doing business in Australia.  

 

Doing business as Australia and New Zealand

 

Here are examples of how the governments of Australia and New Zealand promote their businesses and industries abroad.  

*Note* Even though there are two choices of assignments to complete, some of the linked resources will have information useful for both assignments. 
 

Austrade

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency.  Austrade generates market information and insights, promote Australian capability, and facilitate connections through our extensive global network.  Be sure to explore both sections for Australians and International clients. 
 

Australia Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Investment and Funding

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand's international business development agency that provides information and strategies to grow local businesses internationally.  Be sure to explore both sections on Export Assistance and Investment and Funding.  
 

New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade

The New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade organization works to promote the economic and business interests of New Zealand.  They also provide high quality research and data analysis about trade and international economic issues and how these affect New Zealand.