Manufacturers discuss growing exports to the USA and Canada

Made in Britain was joined by the Department for Business and Trade's (DBT) Directors for North America and Canada, visiting from Chicago and Toronto respectively, as part of Made in Britain’s 2023 International Trade Week event.

Frances Moffett-Kouadio and Jo Freeman participated in the hybrid event, focused on ‘growing UK manufacturers exports to the USA and Canada’.  As did Ian Harrison, Ian Stevens and Cheryl Boxall from the DBT Midlands team.  In a recent Made in Britain survey, both the USA and Canada featured amongst the most popular export markets.

More than 260 people registered to join online, with a link live to Made in Britain member Fracino’s facility in Birmingham, where the event was hosted.

Members will be able to watch a recording for the session in the member’s area soon.

Aside DBT, Peter Atmore (Global Sales and Marketing) of Fracino, Richard Paxman (CEO) of Paxman Scalp Cooling and Kiera McSorley (Finance Director) of Artemis Technologies offered their views and insights as UK manufacturers.  Each shared valuable perspectives and experience, given the different sectors and stages of involvement in North America.

The USA is the UK’s largest export market for goods and services and the world’s largest economy.  With low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers and access to the global supply chain, it offers huge potential for UK manufacturers.  However, the US is a federal system, not a single national market.  This means companies need to treat each state as a separate entity with its own procedures and regulations.

The session was hosted by Made in Britain’s CEO, John Pearce, and facilitated by Advisor to Made in Britain and Principal Consultant at MAP UK & International, George Middleton.  Read here for John’s thoughts about exporting and Made in Britain as a passport to success.

The session also presented the support available to UK manufacturers from:

> Made in Britain, via its International Trade Programme; and,
> The Department for Business and Trade team in the USA and Canada, as well as in the UK.

Please email: to make contact with Made in Britain or Advisor, George Middleton, in relation to:

> Support to grow your company's exports; or,
> More details on Made in Britain’s International Trade Programme.

By Made in Britain 8 months ago | By Made in Britain

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