We complement and work in partnership with the private sector, and apply risk-weighted premiums and fees for our products and services.

We are located in The Treasury, within the Capital Markets directorate.  We have an experienced team with specialist skills in corporate banking, trade finance, risk management and credit analysis.We also access middle and back office support and assurance from the wider Capital Markets teams.

Our financial guarantees and insurance policies are fully backed by the New Zealand Government through the Minister of Finance.  The maximum aggregate liability under the scheme is NZD $740 million.

One important pre-condition for our support is that there are New Zealand economic benefits arising from the underlying exports.  These economic benefits may be demonstrated through:

  • the nature and value of the goods or services provided within New Zealand, either solely or in conjunction with other New Zealand residents including expenditure on materials (excluding customs, excise/duties, imports), labour, overheads, and marketing cost elements,
  • services delivered by New Zealanders employed or contracted offshore;
  • the level of New Zealand intellectual property in the transaction; and
  • profit derived from the transaction that will be repatriated back to New Zealand.

To find out more about NZEC and how we can assist you, please call one of our business originators or email us:

Phone +64 4 917 6060
Email exportcredit@treasury.govt.nz


In this section

  • NZEC in two minutes

    Who are we?

    NZEC is New Zealand’s export credit agency, and a unit within the Treasury's Capital Markets directorate.  

  • Meet the team

    If you have a general enquiry contact one of the team below, or email exportcredit@treasury.govt.nz.

  • Annual reports

    Annual reports of New Zealand Export Credit back to 2012 are available here.

  • Oversight and structure

    The New Zealand Export Credit team is part of the Capital Markets Directorate within the Treasury.

  • International cooperation

    We co-operate with other export credit agencies around the world. This occurs through the exchange of information and experiences, as well as the coinsuring or reinsuring of risk.  Strong international connections help&nbsp

  • Our mission

    To assist New Zealand companies to increase exports by providing structured finance and insurance solutions that complement those in the private sector.