Useful tools and resources

This page includes tools and resources to help New Zealand exporters prepare for and mitigate any business effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ll update this page as more tools and resources become available – keep checking back for updates.

Managing your cash flow through Covid-19

Prepared by NZTE's Investment team, this guide is intended to help you get a better grasp on your current cash position so you can identify what decisions are most appropriate for your business, and have informed conversations with funders and advisors.

Business continuity plan template

Download a Pandemic Business Continuity Plan template (Word format) to help you plan roles and responsibilities and keep your business and team safe.

How to protect yourself against COVID-19

Watch and share this short video from the World Health Organization (WHO) in your workplace, featuring clear advice on how COVID-19 spreads and how to protect yourself and others.

McKinsey report - COVID-19 implications for business

McKinsey and Company have prepared a comprehensive report on how a pandemic will affect businesses.

Practical business steps – employees and supply chain

A simple, two-page report with examples of practical steps to protect your staff and supply chain from COVID-19. With thanks to authors McKinsey & Company.

COVID-19 business checklist

The questions in this checklist have been designed to help businesses develop their response plan for COVID-19. With thanks to Grant Thornton.

Tracking consumer behaviour changes – Nielsen Research

Data and insights on how consumers are changing behaviours in response to COVID-19, covering multiple global markets. A continually updated resource. With thanks to Nielsen Research.

Government support/packages

The Government has put in place a number of measures and packages to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

COVID-19: $17.2b economic response package
Regional Business Partner support
NZTE Export Business Continuity Service
Air freight option for immediate export

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.