US trade body to visit Belfast in series of UK export events
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) will hold a listening session in Belfast this month as part of a UK city tour to hear directly from American SMEs on the challenges in exporting to the UK.
The event, which will be held in Belfast on April 26 at the US Consulate, will be attended by small and medium-sized American businesses who export to, and invest in the UK.
They will directly feed into a US Government policy initiative that will help shape the future of UK-US trade and investment relations.
According to USITC Belfast has attracted more US foreign direct investment jobs than any UK city outside of London with the US being the main source of international investment into Northern Ireland.
Emanuel Adam, executive director, BritishAmerican Business said: "The US is the second most important single-country trading partner for Northern Ireland, with imports from the US increasing 6.3% last year.
"Clearly there is huge demand for US products in Northern Ireland and we look forward to joining the USITC's listening session in Belfast later this month to find out what more can be done to strengthen and grow this relationship."
The USITC is looking for US-based firms with UK operations that have fewer than 500 employees and export to/invest in the United Kingdom which includes both goods and/or services.
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