New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
The Government is committed to creating a public sector that is more innovative, efficient and focused on delivering what New Zealand businesses want and expect.
The NZBN is a key initiative at the centre of the Result 9: Better Public Services programme, which has committed to reducing the cost of doing business with government by 25 per cent by 2017.
A number of government agencies have been working closely to implement a single identifying number for all businesses in New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is one of eight agencies who are committed to the use of the NZBN.
Over time it will mean businesses use one number to interact with a range of government agencies and other businesses.
It provides opportunities for businesses to streamline interactions with government and other businesses.