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To register a trade barrier, either click the button below or contact the agency that deals with your industry. We'll get back to you within 2 working days, and work out next steps within 6 weeks.

Register your barrier to trade

Manufacturing

If you're a manufacturer, and you're facing standards, regulations, rules in selling to foreign governments, or other restrictions blocking you from exporting, contact the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

tradebarriers@mbie.govt.nz

Website MBIE

Services and investment

If you encounter a trade barrier that's unfairly preventing you from exporting your services offshore, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for assistance.

Telephone 0800 824 605

exports@mfat.govt.nz

Website MFAT

Education Services

If you export education services, including teaching international students in New Zealand or overseas, and need help with trade barriers, contact Education New Zealand.

tradebarriers@enz.govt.nz

Website Education New Zealand

Food and primary industries

If you're facing trade barriers for your food or primary sector exports - including for food safety and standards or animal welfare - contact the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Telephone 0800 00 83 33

exporterhelp@mpi.govt.nz

Website MPI Exporting

Customs help

If you're experiencing export issues such as border clearance issues, tariff classification, and rules of origin, contact New Zealand Customs.

export2fta@customs.govt.nz