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Latin America Trade Trip

Monday March 4th, 2013

Government Opportunities (GO)A four-day trade mission to Mexico and Colombia by medium-sized British businesses has begun, focussing on high value opportunities in key sectors.

The UK hopes to expand its trade with the Mexico, a country that bought £952m in exports from the UK, in 2011.

It also aims to stregnthen buisness relations with Columbia, a country in which Britain is the second biggest overseas investor.

Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Green,  has lead more than 16 British firms on the trade mission, exploring opportunities to win high value contracts in the infrastructure, security, and oil and gas sectors.

The group, which includes representatives from NATS, IHG, De La Rue and Delcam, will meet key government and business community figures in both countries.

They will take part in seminars, discussions and site visits, giving them the chance to gain useful knowledge of the market and engage with potential commercial partners.

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green said:“This is an exciting time for UK trade with Colombia and Mexico. Our relationship with these two dynamic countries is already close and has been for many years. This mission will develop even stronger commercial partnerships.”

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