Department for International Trade (DIT) helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy.

DIT offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

In New Zealand we help British companies from our offices at the British High Commission in Wellington and the British Consulate-General in Auckland.


DIT in New Zealand helps companies in Britain increase their competitiveness through overseas trade in New Zealand. We also offer professional, authoritative and personalised assistance to help companies in New Zealand locate and expand in the UK.

Our services

Start a business in the UK

DIT offers dedicated, professional, personalised assistance to help you locate and expand your business in the UK, read about our investment services or contact us to find out more.

Sourcing products or services from the UK

DIT helps overseas businesses to source UK products and services and connect with UK partners. Read about our services for overseas businesses.

Export from the UK

DIT can assist you on every step of the exporting journey in both the UK and overseas, read about our exporting services or contact us to find out more.

Export opportunities

DIT provides free international export sales leads from its worldwide network. Search for export opportunities.


DIT and its partners stage events in the UK and abroad to help companies looking to export. You can browse scheduled events and register for alerts.

Contact us

Department for International Trade Auckland

British Consulate-General
Level 17
151 Queen Street

New Zealand

Head of Trade New Zealand

Andy Watmore
Level 17, 151 Queen Street
New Zealand

Head of Investment

Paul Wilkinson
Level 17, 151 Queen Street
New Zealand

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