CEDA can connect you to the people and resources to help you export.

Whether you’re already exporting or you’re ready to start, our team can help you to make this process easier by connecting you with dedicated export industry organisations, central government support, networks, mentors and more.

Manawatu’s central location and strong and growing infrastructure makes the region a strategic distribution and logistics hub, with road, rail and air connections to New Zealand’s other major cities and regions.

Below is a list of national connections who can help you to begin your export journey.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) 

No matter where you are on your journey going global, NZTE tailor their service to help you reach your goals and take your business to the next level. NZTE’s services and support to New Zealand exporters are based on the individual businesses needs and export experience.

They also have guides to help you learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful export business, walking you step by step through everything from understanding your value proposition to nailing your pricing.  Find out more on the NZTE Export Essentials website.

Ministry for Primary Industries

Looking to export food? MPI have a great “where do I fit” tool to help you understand your legal obligations and support you to implement them.

New Zealand Story

New Zealand Story has resources designed to help kiwi businesses share their story on the world stage. To help you bring your story to life you’ll find professional, royalty-free images, videos, presentations, infographics, how to guides and much more here.

Distribution and logistics are all part of the export process

Manawatu Images and Stories

CEDA has a range of resources to help you tell a compelling story about why Manawatu is a great place to live, work, study, do business and more. Explore our CEDA Toolkit, filled with free images and marketing collateral for you to showcase the city and region.

For inspirational stories on why Palmerston North and Manawatu is a great place to be and a destination to discover, feel free to use any of the Manawatu Stories content.

Tourism New Zealand

Tourism is New Zealand’s largest export service. For operators and businesses working in the visitor and tourism sectors, there are lots of resources to help you understand the value and needs of international visitors. See more here.

Business Success Story: OBO

OBO is a Palmerston North-based company that makes flexible lightweight head-to-toe protective gear for hockey goal keepers. The company exports to 60 countries and has a 70 percent global market share of the hockey goalie market.

The company’s motto is “Good Sh*t That Really Works,” and while it sounds like a Kiwi colloquialism, designing world-leading products is no easy feat. It takes innovation, research and development, and investment, which is where CEDA comes in.

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