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Selling to the States:
Insights from the US Trade Envoy 

Businesses from across the North West are invited to hear from the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the US, Rt Hon Sir Conor Burns MP.

Tuesday 12 March 2024
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Location: The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, WA4 4FS

Whether you are currently selling to the US or looking to enter the market for the first time, this insightful session will provide a detailed overview of the opportunities that exist for UK businesses. 

Trade Envoys support the UK economy by helping British businesses to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the UK’s global trade agenda. They champion Global Britain and promote the UK as a destination of choice for inward investment across all regions of the UK, helping to level up the country. Join Rt Hon Sir Conor Burns MP, as he shares his experiences of championing British business since his appointment in May 2023.

Why join? 

  • Gain an overview of what the Atlantic Declaration and state level memoranda of understanding (MOUs) mean for your business
  • Hear from local Export Champions, who will share their real-life experiences of successfully selling to the US
  • Have your questions answered during an interactive Q&A session
  • Speak to our local International Trade Advisers, who will be on hand to give you all the intel you need on the support available to help you expand into the US 

About the US
The US is the UK’s largest export market for goods and services, with businesses in the North West selling over £11bn of goods and services*. Low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers and access to the global supply chain, offer huge potential for UK exporters. However, the US is a federal system, not a single national market. This means you will need to treat each state as a separate entity with its own procedures and regulations.

UK products and services are in demand in the US and have a strong reputation for quality. As with all large markets there is a diverse range of opportunities for exporters with the right product or service. The US is a hotbed of cultures and nationalities and has a broad demographic in terms of age. This benefits UK exporters who are looking to explore different markets in one geographic area.

*ONS - International trade in UK nations, regions and cities: 2021

Join this session to receive an update on the USA, discover the key considerations to do business in this market and explore the business opportunities that exist.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event. If you have any questions, please contact