GLOBAL BRITAIN 2021: A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE SAN DIEGO – UK TRADE RELATIONSHIP
The Chamber is proud to partner with the UK Government Office in San Diego to host a virtual presentation and roundtable discussion with Greg Hands MP, UK Minister of State for Trade Policy. The discussion will highlight the UK-San Diego trade and investment relationship and explore new opportunities that may arise from a new trade agreement between both countries. Minister Hands made an official visit to San Diego in 2017 and is familiar with our unique region and business environment.
The U.S. and the United Kingdom have a strong economic relationship with over $200 billion in trade taking place per year and a total of $1 trillion invested in each other’s economies. In addition, 93% of the businesses trading with the UK are small and medium sized enterprises across a variety of sectors. This relationship plays a pivotal role in California’s economy and supports 112,900 jobs for Californians.
From communications equipment and aerospace products to pharmaceuticals, San Diego companies export over $500 million worth of goods to the UK every year. The UK is also accountable for nearly 9,000 local jobs and almost 20% of all foreign investment into San Diego.
With a new, mutually agreed upon relationship with the EU in place and the potential to reinforce the existing relationship with the U.S. through a bilateral trade agreement, there is much to learn about the future of trade with our British partners.
Greg Hands MP
Minister of State for Trade Policy
UK Department for International Trade
About the International Business Affairs Forums
Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders with the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, exchange ideas, and debate policies that are relevant to the Cali-Baja business community. Meetings are held monthly, at the San Diego Regional Chamber office or in Tijuana
Registration is open to Chamber members only. If you are not a Chamber member, please contact Joshua Peters, Membership Benefits Coordinator, at email@example.com to discuss membership opportunities and attending as a guest.
Date: March 18th, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 10:00 am