28 February 2017

Welsh government to discuss trade and business links with America

Credit: Morguefile

The First Minister of Wales is to travel to America in a bid to strengthen trade and business links between the two countries.

Carwyn Jones will meet with companies over the next four days that are looking to invest and expand in Wales and will discuss trade and business links with political representatives.

There are more than 250 American owned companies based in Wales, with the United States accounting for almost 40% of all inwards investment projects last year.

As part of the response to Brexit, the Welsh government will also be strengthening its network of trade and investment offices across the US.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Jones said: “Wales has long been a destination of choice for many American businesses and we want to welcome even more in the future. Equally, Welsh businesses have been successful is selling to the United States across a range of sectors and I believe we can do even better in the future.

“In my discussions with American businesses, politicians and diplomats, I will be raising the importance of further developing free trade between our countries and the removal of barriers to make trade between us easier and quicker.

He continued: “We will also be committing additional resources to North America. We need a permanent presence in Canada, and a strengthened network here in the US. That is a priority for me over the next 12 months, as we restructure our activities overseas to take advantage of new economic opportunities.”

Author
Adam Offord | @WM_AdamOfford

Supporting Information

This material is protected by MA Business copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Do you have any comments about this article?

Add your comments

Name

 
Email

 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Welsh government visits China

The Welsh economy secretary is to visit China this week in a bid to strengthen ...

Welsh gov heads to China

Welsh Economy Secretary Ken Skates will whisk off to China next month in an ...

Car output hits 17 year high

British car manufacturers recorded a 17 year high in output last year, with ...

The morning after

What will Brexit mean for UK manufacturing? Chris Beck investigates the results ...

The Ex factor

Exports are being billed as the knight in shining armour for the UK's flagging ...

2012: year of the underdog

The high street's in crisis, the eurozone in meltdown and the global economy ...

Sign of the times

Ford has pledged £1.5bn to make Britain its low carbon manufacturing hub. UK ...

American idol

The UK has long been a follower of US fashion. Bob Davis of the Association ...