There are few restrictions on establishing, owning and operating a business in New Zealand. The process of starting a business can take as little as three days.
New Zealand has a small open economy which operates on free market principles. It has a sizable manufacturing and a large services sector complementing a highly efficient export oriented agricultural sector. Primary commodities account for more than half of total goods exports while exports of goods and services represent...
New Zealand has an open economy that works on free market principles.
Ratings by international rating agencies of NZ and selected economies
How New Zealand and comparator economies rank on the ease of doing business
There are a number of structures that you can choose from when starting or expanding your business in New Zealand.
Pluses and minuses of the various business structures available in New Zealand
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All businesses must register with Inland Revenue for tax purposes, but companies also have to be incorporated with the Companies Office. The first step is to get an IRD number from Inland Revenue.