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Budget 2016 Home Page External Sector - Estimates of Appropriations 2016/17

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Foreign Affairs (M34)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $351 million on purchasing services in the spheres of foreign affairs and trade from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • a total of nearly $88 million on capital expenditure
  • a total of over $57 million on subscriptions to international organisations
  • a total of over $18 million on purchasing support for Antarctic research from the New Zealand Antarctic Institute
  • a total of $4 million to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for the promotion of Asian skills and relationships
  • a total of nearly $2 million on payments in accordance with the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968
  • a total of over $1 million to the Pacific Cooperation Foundation for the promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and other countries and people of the Pacific, and
  • a total of nearly $1 million to the Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd for the provision of New Zealand-sourced television content and other media services and related technical support of countries in the Pacific.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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