BusinessNZ is engaged in many international organisations and contributes to the work of the OECD on business, tax and legal issues.

OECD, helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy.

New Zealand is a small, free-trading nation a long way away from our major international markets, therefore multilateralism is very important. We have always derived our influence in the world by connecting with the world.

At an international level, BusinessNZ representatives serve on a number of overseas business bodies, and we contribute to a range of international organisations concerned with business, employer and employee interests.

Some of the key influences on the New Zealand economy are the thinking, recommendations and research that comes out of the large international organisations such as the OECD. In a sense, the border of New Zealand isn’t at our coastline, but rather it’s the places overseas where this thinking takes place.