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Gov. Cox looking for trade opportunities in Europe

Jun 23, 2023, 2:19 PM | Updated: 6:37 pm

French Southern Region President Renaud Muselier with Governor Cox...

French Southern Region President Renaud Muselier with Governor Cox (Governors Office)

(Governors Office)

Utah Gov. Cox is in Europe meeting with officials in hopes of bringing more trade to the state.

Partnership with France

On Tuesday, Cox and French Southern Region President Renaud Muselier signed a tourism- and natural-parks-partnership agreement to share tourism practices and create a partnership between our natural parks.

Both Utah and France also agreed to explore collaboration in new technologies, innovation and healthcare.

Letter of Intent – Utah France Alpes Cote DAzur

U.K. trading memorandum

Cox and United Kingdom Trade Minister Nigel Huddleston signed a memorandum on Thursday to encourage cooperation in aerospace, life sciences and supply-chain resilience, among other areas.

Memorandum Of Understanding On Trade And Economic Cooperation

According to the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, more than 10,700 Utahns are employed by U.K. subsidiaries, and 38,330 Utah jobs are supported by exports to the United Kingdom.

In 2022, Utah sent $7 billion of exports went to the U.K. The U.K. is Utah’s largest trading partner in exports from Utah to the U.K.

The two signed memoranda do not create any legal obligation.

Cox said he looks forward to increased collaboration between Utah and the two countries. 

Related:

Utah Speaker Brad Wilson discusses trade mission to Taiwan

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Gov. Cox looking for trade opportunities in Europe