MP talks trade in visit to America

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FAREHAM MP Suella Fernandes has been spending time across the pond to learn more about future trading opportunities between the UK and USA.

Suella was matched with a counterpart in the House of Representatives, congressman Jeff Fortenberry, representative for Nebraska.

Mr Fortenberry hosted Ms Fernandes in Nebraska to provide insight into American politics at a local level – before she visited Washington, DC, for meetings on US-UK collaboration on trade and business.

Ms Fernandes said: ‘There are huge opportunities for growth for businesses in Fareham that export services and goods, the US will be a very large and lucrative export market for the UK.

‘That is why securing a good trade deal and working to strengthen our already strong relations is so important, and this was really the focus of our talks.

‘We had a great response from the members of congress, who expressed a clear desire to trade more with the UK.’