New Zealand



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2001 Outlook:

Prime Minister Helen Clark continues to move the country toward free trade. New Zealand imported 14.3 billion dollars (US) worth of goods in 2000 and this is expected to grow by 4.3% in 2001. 3.5% GDP growth is estimated for 2001 and 2.9% in 2002. The Australian economy is expected grow vigorously in 2001-2002 and New Zealand's economy should follow. New Zealand entered a free trade agreement with Singapore and now seeks membership in the Asian-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC).

Business Culture:


  • Have a return or onward ticket when entering the country.
  • Obtain health coverage before entering.
  • Be prepared to dress informal for most occasions.


  • Forget a sweater, even during the warm months.
  • Tipping for services is not expected in most circumstances.
  • Don't be late for appointments

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