By Maximilian Clarke
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg attended the UK-Mexico Business Forum this week to welcome the strengthening trade, tourism and cultural links between the two countries.
Six months after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Mexico and committed, with President Calderon, to double trade to £4.2 billion by 2015, Mexico is rising up the UK trade agenda.
Since the beginning of the year, Mexico and the UK have made real progress towards their agreed target. In the first six months of the year UK goods exports increased by 12% and imports from Mexico by 20%.
“Business links between Mexico and Britain are booming, but we’re aiming for a doubling of trade by 2015," said Clegg. "Since my visit to Mexico in March, we have clearly seen an increase in trade and a warming of our relationship.
“Our GREAT campaign, which was launched in Mexico last month, is another clear sign that we’re open for business and there is no doubt that an increasing number of Mexican companies are aware of that.
“This Mexico week in London will bring more businesses together to boost trade. As we are on track to reach our ambitious target, let’s continue our hard work to ensure no opportunity is lost.”
This week, key business leaders from Mexico and the UK will meet at two days of events announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Señor Bruno Ferrari, Secretary of the Economy of Mexico. The UK-Mexico business forum will take crucial next steps towards reaching the ambitious trade target.
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