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Tariff-finder tool for importers and exporters

Compare and assess opportunities in 150+ markets. Plus support and help from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to help you do business with other countries.

If you’re an importer or exporter looking to explore opportunities in markets overseas, MFAT have resources to help.


Tariff-finder is a free tool that helps you search, compare and assess tariffs in over 150 markets. The tool shows the special rates for the 20 countries New Zealand has a free trade agreement (FTA) with. It also includes rates for 136 non-FTA markets.

The tool is easy to use. You’ll just need to answer three questions:

  • Are you an importer or an exporter?
  • Which market are you interested in?
  • What is your product?

Your results will compare the relevant tariffs for your chosen market and product so you can make decisions about your export strategy. The tool also breaks down the various abbreviations and acronyms used in international trade.

Tariff-finder(external link) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

23 per cent of small businesses are directly engaged in exporting.

23 per cent of small businesses are directly engaged in exporting.

Exporting is also an important part of growing the New Zealand economy.

Additional support

If your business is experiencing red tape, bottlenecks, or unfair rules and regulations in export markets, MFAT provides additional support and assistance. You can confidentially register your problem online and they will get back to you within two days.

Trade barriers(external link) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) also offer the Export Essentials Workshops in eleven locations across New Zealand. These two-day workshops are designed to help you take control of your export plans and grow faster internationally. The programme is helpful if you:

  • are thinking about exporting
  • are already involved in exporting
  • have employees that will be involved in exporting for your business.

There is a fee associated with the workshops – $500 +GST for the first person attending from your business, then $250 +GST for additional colleagues to join.

About Export Essentials(external link) — New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Do you have more questions about export markets?

Do you have more questions about export markets?

Contact MFAT by phone at 0800 824 605 or by email at exports@MFAT.net.

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