United States of America
The United States of America (United States) is a strong trade and investment partner for Queensland. Meat, non-ferrous metals and non-road transport equipment are our top exports to the United States.
The United States is a large market for Queensland specialised machinery exports which were valued at $38.5 million in 2010-11. The United States is also a significant market for Queensland beef exports, along with non-ferrous metals and sugar preparations and is Queensland's largest export destination for professional and scientific equipment with exports valued at $31 million in 2010-11.
Strategic relationships have been developed with government and industry partners in the United States to promote our export capability in biotechnology, ICT, mining equipment technology and services, creative industries, aviation and marine.
This partnership has been strengthened with the signing of a Statement of Intent (PDF, 120KB) between the State of Texas and the Queensland Government. The document details an ongoing commitment to cooperation between the two states, with a particular focus on oil and gas, agribusiness and digital industries.
The United States is the principal target market for Queensland biotechnology firms for both export sales and investment partnering opportunities.
The annual BIO convention is the most significant international biotechnology trade and investment conference, typically attracting in past years around 20,000 delegates from 68 countries and in excess of 2,200 exhibiting companies, organisations and institutions, with a focus on biotechnology and life sciences.
Queensland has participated at every BIO since 1999. BIO participation is an integral part of the Queensland Government's international marketing and promotion of the State's biotechnology industry, and one way the Queensland Government helps to promote and build the State's biotechnology industry.
Queensland is uniquely and competitively positioned in the biotechnology sector compared with most other regions in the world. The state's strong science and research base, world-class infrastructure, natural mega biodiversity, tropical location, and the Government's proactive approach to regulation gives Queensland a global advantage.
A multi-faceted biotechnology partnership with Washington State has also been formed to help support the export growth of the biotechnology sector.
The United States is also a target market for Queensland's creative industries. Export initiatives focus on music, writing, publishing and Indigenous art as well as advanced technologies including ICT and games development. Trade and Investment Queensland is assisting the State's musicians and artists with showcasing opportunities at international music industry events in the United States.
Trade and Investment Queensland representation
Trade and Investment Queensland Americas office is located in Santiago, Chile, and services the Latin American market and the United States, providing export advice and assistance to Queensland businesses. The Trade and Investment Strategy 2011-2016 will further expand its representation in Latin America by establishing a presence in Brazil in 2011.
In addition, the overseas market development team based in Brisbane works closely with a network of export advisers throughout Queensland and overseas. This enhances opportunities for mutual support and collaboration to help build the export capability of Queensland firms and help drive export growth into the United States.
Trade and Investment Queensland has a range of publications that provide more detailed information about export opportunities in United States.
For more information about how we can help you export to the United States contact Trade and Investment Queensland.
Our calendar of events and export training provides information about export and trade activities for the United States and other markets.
Last reviewed 06 June 2012