Government packages & support

The Government has put in place a number of measures and packages to help businesses affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. Among the support available is a wage subsidy for impacted businesses and a new leave payment scheme. NZTE has also developed a service for its export customers to provide them with bespoke professional services, including business continuity planning and business remodelling, to help them manage the impacts of Covid-19 on their business. As part of wider government efforts to keep freight moving, NZTE is also supporting co-ordination of some additional flights to deliver freight capacity. There are also a number of additional resources available through the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network to help your business through the Covid-19 response.

Learn more about each of these options below.

Government packages & support

COVID-19: $17.2b economic response package

The New Zealand Government has expanded it's multi-billion support package in an announcement on 23 March 2020.

Regional Business Partner support

The Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises throughout New Zealand.

NZTE Export Business Continuity Service

Learn more about NZTE's new service for its export customers.

Air freight option for immediate export

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is supporting co-ordination of some additional flights to deliver freight capacity.

Additional resources

Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.

New Zealand Government agencies
New Zealand Customs
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
MFAT Export helpline
MFAT Safetravel
Ministry of Health

Global agencies

World health organisation (WHO)
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Contact NZTE

We're available to talk to you about any issues your export business is facing due to COVID-19.

For existing NZTE customers, please contact your New Zealand-based Customer Manager.

If you're unsure who to contact or haven't worked with us before, you can call NZTE on 0800 555 888 or email below and one of our Customer Advisors will help you.