Choose from the topics below to gain important government information relevant to your business.
Are you eligible for a government grant?
To apply to obtain government assistance for your business idea or to access information, tools and funding opportunities relevant to your business:
Exporting and importing
To access a guide to export/import information:
To access information on importing and a guide to customs requirements:
To discover what your responsibilities are for all commercial goods entering New Zealand:
New Zealand Companies Office
The New Zealand Companies Office maintains databases on companies.
To search company details by name, director, shareholder and address:
Personal Property Securities Register
The Personal Property Securities Act came into effect in 2002.
To access an online register for all security interests in personal property:
The Commerce Commission
If you are a business owner, you need to be aware of your responsibilities and rights under the Commerce Act and the Fair Trading Act:
Intellectual property can be your business’s most valuable asset. Find out more about patents, trademarks, copyright and design to ensure that your ideas and your business are adequately protected.*
To search the Intellectual Property Office database to find out what patents, trademarks, copyrights and designs have been registered:
Search government sites
To search a directory of contact details and links to all government agencies:
*Information provided by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, the government agency that administers rights in patents, trademarks and designs.