26 February 2018 –
Queensland has re-affirmed its trade and investment priorities in the United States with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk meeting senior Queensland business leaders and their U.S. counterparts in Washington DC.
The Premier is currently leading a 10-day trade and investment mission to the United States, visiting New York, Washington and Los Angeles. The visit follows confirmation that 2017 was the best calendar result for exports.
“Our partnership with the U.S. has never been more important with two-way trade between us valued at $7 billion in the last financial year. This feeds into our record $69.6 billion from exports, which is an increase of $14.3 billion on the previous year,” the Premier 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 U.S. include meat, non-ferrous metals, transport equipment and coal, with the likes of transport equipment, road vehicles and industrial machinery heading in the opposite direction.
Trade and investment are built on strong relationships and common goals, and it is clear from the Premier’s discussions with some of America’s leading executives that the ties that bind Queensland and the United States are substantial, resilient and long-lasting.
For more information about Queensland’s trade relationships visit www.tiq.qld.gov.au