Thursday 13th Dec, 2018

Queensland premier on trade mission to US

Photo: Ingram Publishing
Photo: Ingram Publishing

QUEENSLAND is looking to cement trade ties to the US, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk leading a trade mission to the country.

Ms Palaszczuk said the state’s partnership with the US had never been more important, with trade valued at $7bn in the past financial year.

“This feeds into our record $69.6bn from exports, which is an increase of $14.3 billion on the previous year,” she said.

“Queensland’s trade and investment priorities include infrastructure, renewable energy, mining and resources, food and agribusiness, and these provide a platform for healthy negotiations between ourselves and the U.S. for our mutual benefit.”

Queensland’s major exports to the USD include meat, non-ferrous metals, transport equipment and coal.

“Trade and investment are built on strong relationships and common goals, and it is clear from our discussions with some of America’s leading executives that the ties that bind Queensland and the United States are substantial, resilient and long-lasting,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The Premier’s 10-day trade and investment mission will visit New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles.

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