Ten Tips: doing business in New Zealand

Despite being small and physically remote, NZ is a sophisticated country engaged with the rest of the world, and party to a large number of free trade agreements. NZ topped the 2016 World Bank Doing Business report (ranking 189 economies) for ease of starting a business, protecting minority investors, getting credit and registering property. NZ was listed first in Forbes’ 2016 Best Countries for Business for monetary freedom, investor protection and (lack of) red tape, and second overall. New Zealand is ranked fourth on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index.