New Zealand

In fiscal year 2013, U.S. exports of agricultural and related products to New Zealand reached $432 million, while U.S. agricultural imports from New Zealand totaled $2.4 billion. Top U.S. agricultural exports include fresh fruit, dairy products, pet food, pork and prepared food.

New Zealand is a strong advocate of deregulation and supports science- and risk-based approaches to trade. New Zealand is participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, offering further opportunities to break down trade barriers and expand market access for U.S. food and agricultural products.

Data & Analysis

There have been no official changes to the heavily regulated and cautious policy settings operated by the New Zealand Government in relation to products derived from biotechnology.