President Trump Signs 'KIWI Act' With New Zealand on

Nonimmigrant Treaty Traders/Investors

The Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors (KIWI) Act was

signed into law on August 1, 2018. The KIWI Act will allow eligible

New Zealand nationals to enter the United States as nonimmigrant

traders and investors provided New Zealand grants reciprocal

treatment to U.S. nationals.

Scott Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, said,

“With this addition of New Zealand to our eligible Treaty

Traders and Investors visa program, we look forward to even greater

bilateral commerce and entrepreneurship. The KIWI Act received

overwhelming, bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress, showing the

broad and unshakable support for the U.S.-New Zealand partnership.

This legislation demonstrates the United States' continuing

recognition of the value of Kiwi investment and

innovation.”

Mr. Brown said he agrees with New Zealand's Minister of

Foreign Affairs Winston Peters that this action will “improve

access to the United States for New Zealand businesspeople and

investors, further developing our trading relationship to the

benefit of both countries.” He also agrees with the New

Zealand United States Council that the KIWI Act will “lower

the barriers to success” for New Zealand businesses to have

success in the growing United States economy.

A statement from the U.S. Embassy in New

Zealand

A White House statement

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