New Zealand and

South Korea business ties

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) and New Zealand have complementary economies and are natural trading partners. South Korea is New Zealand’s sixth-largest trading partner, with two-way goods and services trade totalling NZ$4.7 billion in the 12 months to September 2018, more than four times 1990 levels. 

The Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (KNZFTA) entered into force in December 2015 and is expected to help drive further growth in two-way trade.

As liberal democracies with market economies, we also work together in regional and global forums, and have cooperation agreements for film, science and technology, education and the Antarctic. 

Meet our

Trade Commissioner

Jack Stenhouse


Jack Stenhouse is New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner for South Korea. Based in Seoul, he is responsible for facilitating and promoting trade and investment and maintaining an extensive network of business relationships relevant to New Zealand businesses.

Jack is fluent in Korean and has a passion for the Korean language and culture. Before joining NZTE in 2015, he worked in Seoul for a business development consultancy specialising in representing international companies in the Korean market.  

Jack’s previous NZTE role was as a Seoul-based Business Development Manager, helping New Zealand food and beverage companies to grow their exports in South Korea.  

Jack holds a BCommerce in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from the University of Otago, and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington. 

Contact our office

Level 8

Jeongdong Building West Tower 
21-15 Jeongdong-gil

Republic of Korea 

+82 2 3707 7900

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