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Investment framework and opportunities in New Zealand

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Acquisition of Holdings
A majority holding interest in a local company by a foreign investor is legal in New Zealand.
Obligation to Declare
The Overseas Investment Act 2005 regulates the acquisitions by overseas persons of 25% or more ownership or control interests in sensitive New Zealand land and significant business assets (over 50 million Euros).For more information, go to Legislations of New Zealand.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Land Information New Zealand
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Section 10 of the 2005 Overseas Investment Act states that a transaction requires official consent if it will result in an overseas investment in sensitive land or an overseas investment in significant business assets. Section 57B of the Fisheries Act 1996 states that a transaction requires consent if it will result in an overseas investment in fishing quota.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Invest in New Zealand
New Zealand Overseas Investment Commission
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Ministry of Economic Developement, Government Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in New Zealand
Globaltenders, Tenders & Projects from New Zealand
DgMarket, Choose your country
Other Useful Resources
NZ Investment Network

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Latest Update: September 2023

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