Are you a local business looking for opportunities to purchase Australian or New Zealand products? There are numerous organizations in the US, Australia and New Zealand designed to assist with importing products, exporting products and investment in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia's trade organization is Austrade (Australian Trade Commission). Austrade has staff in six consulates, the Embassy and through 12 District offices. Austrade will assist with business matching services in finding Australian suppliers based on your product or service need.
If you are interested in opening an office in Australia then Invest Australia can assist you. The nearest office is in San Francisco at the Consulate.
Three Australian states have trade development offices in the US. Invest Victoria is based in San Francisco, Queensland and Western Australia are based in Los Angeles. While their primary focus is assisting companies investing in their respective states they represent they will also do trade development. The state offices have fewer resources than Austrade (whom they will contract with on occasions).
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has an office in Los Angeles and New York. As you might suspect they have a much smaller footprint than Australia has.
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) provides assistance to US companies who want to export around the world through US Commercial Services. There is an office in Seattle and Tacoma. Like all trade agencies they have offices around the world to assist US companies. The DoC services are fee based. They have an office in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland and Wellington.
Embassies and Consulates
Australia and New Zealand both have Embassies and Consulates in the US
to provide diplomatic services, passport and visa processing assistance
as well as trade development resources. The US has the same in New
Zealand and Australia.
Australian Embassy and Consulates
There are six Consulates and the Embassy in the United States. Each Consulate has a Consul General responsible for consular activities. There is usually one or more consular staff providing assistance to Australian citizens for passport and visa related activities. Consul Generals in smaller consulates are normally Trade Commissioners as well. Each US Consulate has a Trade Commissioner working for the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). Anywhere from one to a dozen Austrade staff will work within each Consulate. There are also numerous Honorary Consuls in cities without a physical consulate. Honorary Consuls will conduct passport interviews and provide other assistance to Australian citizens.
Australian Embassy 1601 Massachusetts Ave, Washington DC 20036-2273 U.S.A. Tel: 202 797 3000 Fax: 202 797 3168
Atlanta Consulate Atlanta Financial Center 3353 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1140 Atlanta GA 30326 Tel: 404 760 3408 Fax: 404 760 3401
Chicago Consulate 123 North Wacker Drive Suite 1330 Chicago IL 60606 Tel: 312 419 1480 Fax: 312 419 1499
Hawaii Consulate Penthouse 1000 Bishop Street Honolulu HI 96813 Tel: 808 524 5050 Fax: 808 531 5142
Los Angeles Consulate Century Plaza Towers-19th Floor 2049 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel: 310 229 4800 Fax: 310 2772258
New York Consulate 150 East 42nd Street, 34th floor New York NY 10017-5612 Tel: 212 351 6500 Fax: 212 351 6501
San Francisco Consulate 575 Market Street Suite 1800 San Francisco CA 94105-3304 Tel: 415 536 1970 Fax: 415 536 1982
For further information or a listing of consulates click here.
New Zealand Embassy and Consulates
New Zealand Embassy 37 Observatory Circle, Washington DC 20008 U.S.A. Tel: (202) 328-4800 Fax: (202) 667-5227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand Mike Hearn Executive Director P O Box 106-002, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand Phone: 64 9 309-9140, Fax: 64 9 309-1090 Website: www.amcham.co.nz
United States Embassy and Consulates
The US has Embassies and Consulates in both Australia and New Zealand.