10 MARKETS well connected 2017: A YEAR OF GLOBAL GROWTH Let 2017 be your year for global growth! Don’t stall waiting for the implications of ‘Brexit’, a potential protectionist Donald Trump or broader political uncertainty in your target market. Seize the day – whether it’s our strongest trading partners of Europe and USA, or the much coveted emerging BRIC economies Brazil, Russia, India and China. Take advantage of your global chamber network and the wealth of support on offer at the Chamber and its UK government partners. Why not consider these 4 markets that are hot for 2017. Andy Snell, Director International Trade, Liverpool Chamber MEXICO Mexico is a market about the same size as the whole of western Europe with a population of over 120 million, World Bank analysts predict that its economy will be the world’s fifth largest by 2050. Trade between the UK and Mexico is worth about USD 32 billion per annum with many familiar large UK companies having a strong foothold, including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, and the Intercontinental Hotel Group. One of the biggest names in Mexico is in fact Liverpool! Wal-Mart sold its 119 stores to El Puerto de Liverpool SAB, Mexico’s biggest department store chain operator, in 2016 with a deal valued at 19 billion pesos. ($1 billion USD). Mexico’s economy grew by 2.5% in 2015, 2.4% growth is expected for 2016. This is better than the rest of Latin America where the region is expected to contract by 0.4%. The Chamber are working with our International Strategic Partner, Santander, the perfect banking partner for this Spanish speaking market. We can facilitate access to this exciting market through video conference virtual trade missions with the British Chamber in Mexico and support in market from the BCC and Santander when businesses are ready to travel out. AUSTRALIA Over 1,000 British businesses operate in Australia, including BP, Virgin, Br and BT, as well as hundreds of small and medium sized companies. Australia is ranked The Chamber are working with our International Strategic Partner, Santander, the perfect banking partner for this Spanish speaking market. We can facilitate access to this exciting market through video conference virtual trade missions with the British Chamber in Mexico and support in market from the BCC and Santander when businesses are ready to travel out. by the World Bank as the 10th easiest country in which to do business, you can set up a new business in Australia within 2 days. There are more British citizens in Australia than in any other foreign country. 1.2 million Britons are permanent residents in Australia and over 600,000 visit every year. Benefits for British businesses exporting include a common language, similar culture, business and legal practices, technical standards, and strong intellectual property (IP) protection. Australia is the venue for the upcoming 10th World Chambers Congress. This event gathers around 1000 international delegates representing the World Chambers Federation network of 12000 chambers. Andy has been asked by the WCC to be a ‘Chamber Champion’ please contact him regarding opportunities for Liverpool Chamber members to gain visibility at this event following the successful participation in Torino 15 and Qatar 13 and of course the global chamber network coming to Liverpool in the intervening years for IFB 2014 and 2016.
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