New Zealand and Italy business ties
Italy and New Zealand have strong trade links, with Italy our fourth biggest trading partner in the European Union.
New Zealand wool, hides and skins are major inputs for the 'Made in Italy' manufacturing supply chain, spanning fashion, design and interiors. Italy is also an important partner for New Zealand's fruit industry, with varieties of kiwifruit and apples grown in partnership locally to complement Southern Hemisphere supply.
New Zealanders enjoy speciality food and wine products from Italy, and in return, premium New Zealand seafood and meat is also finding its way onto Italian restaurant menus.