Pacific, Papua New Guinea & New Zealand
The Pacific markets, including principal trade partner New Zealand, have a strong trade history with Queensland and continue to provide significant export opportunities for Queensland businesses.
The Pacific is a diverse region with 15 nations, including New Zealand. The close proximity and similar trading conditions make the Pacific markets some of our most accessible.
Key economic developments in the Pacific offer a wide range of opportunities across sectors for Queensland business. The diversity of the countries in size, culture and economic development provides new and experienced exporters opportunities across a range of sectors.
Most recently within the Pacific, the development of significant resource and infrastructure projects is delivering export success for Queensland companies.
These projects range from major projects in the resource sector of Papua New Guinea (PNG), such as the PNG Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, to the rebuild requirements for Christchurch in New Zealand.
The Queensland Government has a very close partnership with the Pacific, including in international development assistance-funded projects. Trade and Investment Queensland is placing an increased emphasis on assisting Queensland organisations to secure development business in PNG and the Pacific. The International Development Business strategy builds upon competitive advantages such as the state's close proximity to many developing countries, the similarity of Queensland's climate and topography, existing international relationships and substantial internationally saleable products and expertise. Read more about international development business.
The Pacific includes:
- Cook Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Republic of Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- New Zealand
Trade and Investment Queensland representation
Our overseas market development teams based in Brisbane work closely with our network of export advisers throughout Queensland and overseas, enhancing opportunities for mutual support and collaboration to help build the export capability of Queensland firms and help drive export growth.
Trade and Investment Queensland has a range of publications that provide more detailed information about export opportunities in the Pacific.
For more information about how we can help you export to the Pacific contact Trade and Investment Queensland.
Our calendar of events and export training provides information about export and trade activities for the Pacific and other markets.
Last reviewed 06 June 2012