Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Wellington, New Zealand

Trade & Investment

Trade with & invest in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a multilingual, internationally-focused country with excellent infrastructure. It has developed into a diversified economy, whose strengths lie in the services sectors. Trade activity of the Netherlands is highly developed, with special focus on food processing, chemicals, oil refinery and electrical machinery.

The Netherlands' strategic location within Europe, its population with strong language and entrepreneurial skills, quality infrastructure, and an open and outward looking economy, make it an attractive 'Gateway to Europe' for New Zealand companies.

The Netherlands is the largest European investor in New Zealand, reflecting its strong agricultural traditions and the presence of important multinationals (e.g. Shell, Unilever, and Rabobank) in New Zealand.

Source: New Zealand Trade Enterprise