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U.S. Relationship

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U.S.-New Zealand Relations

New Zealand is a strong, steadfast partner and friend of the United States. The U.S. diplomatic presence in New Zealand dates back to the commissioning of the first U.S. Consul in 1838. Formal diplomatic relations were established in 1942, following the United Kingdom’s recognition of New Zealand’s domestic and external autonomy within the British Empire. During World War II, U.S.
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Bilateral Economic Relations

Commercial ties between the United States and New Zealand are robust and growing. Two-way goods trade between the United States and New Zealand totaled $10.8 billion in 2020, with U.S. goods exports to New Zealand totaling $5 billion and imports totaling $5.7 billion. U.S. trade in services (exports and imports) with New Zealand totaled an estimated $3.4 billion in 2020.
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

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