Minimise the financial risk of exporting with some clear thinking about the potential costs. This means figuring out what you need to do to break even, and doing some cash flow forecasts to ensure you’re not left carrying unexpected expenses.

Cost of exporting

  • Break even calculator

    Our online calculator will help you to figure out the number of sales you need to make to achieve your desired profits.

  • Monthly cash flow forecast

    This document will help you make sure you’re not caught out by unexpected overheads. It’s an important tool to ensure your planned overseas operations are financially viable.

Exporter guides

Get our free guide to understanding your exporting costs

  • I want to find funding for my export business
    If you’re working out how to fund your export plans, take a look at our useful Export Essentials guide to funding your export growth. This includes information on debt funding and external (investment) funding - the two key options for export companies wanting to expand. 

    The first step in funding your plans is knowing what they’ll cost – so if you’re starting a new business or considering taking your company into overseas markets, make sure you also check out our Export Essentials guide to the cost of exporting.

    Some government grants are available for businesses in New Zealand, but most involve co-funding, meaning you’ll need to at least match the money that you’re given. 

    For information on government funding for your business, visit Business.govt.nz’s useful page on government grants and what you can get help with. 

    The Export Credit Office can also help you with understanding how to access trade finance when you're delivering on export contracts.

    For information about NZTE’s own funding offerings and how they work, visit our page on funding
  • I want to find out about tax requirements for export
    NZTE doesn’t provide tax or legal advice as we are not specialists in this area – the best option is always to get professional advice on this matter. 

    To find tax a lawyer in New Zealand, the New Zealand Law Society provide a useful tool on their website.

    Your local Chamber of Commerce may be also able to recommend tax or legal experts who have knowledge of particular export markets, and have worked with other export companies. You can find your nearest chamber online on the New Zealand Chamber Network web page.

    For some markets, NZTE holds lists of tax lawyers and accountants that our team is aware of – to check if a list of contacts is available for the market you’re looking at, contact our Advisor Team on 0800 555 888 or send us an enquiry
  • How do I protect my business against a buyer defaulting on a payment?
    The Export Credit Office can help you protect your business from cancelled contracts or payment defaults that are due to commercial or political events beyond your control. 
     

Export Essentials Workshops

Develop your export plan in our practical two-day workshop