Promoting Queensland's interests
It is no surprise that Queensland enjoys a strong and productive trade relationship with the United Kingdom (UK), a country whose language we speak, whose laws we understand and whose history we share.
And the State of Queensland shares a Head of State with the UK in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As the Queen’s Baton begins its long journey through the 52 member states of the Commonwealth on Commonwealth Day, the Governor is currently in the UK promoting Queensland as a destination for investment, business, study and travel.
The Queensland-UK economic relationship is one of the State’s most important.
The Office of Queensland’s Agent-General in London is the longest-standing diplomatic link between an Australian State and Great Britain.
In 2015/16, Queensland merchandise exports to the United Kingdom were valued at $824.1 million, and service exports have grown by 24 per cent over the four years to 2015/16. The UK remains one of the most significant source countries for foreign investment into Australia, and students from all parts of the UK are studying at Queensland’s schools, training institutions and universities.
The relationship is strong but there is great potential for it to grow.
The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast gives Queensland a great opportunity to strengthen our sporting ties, and to welcome even more visitors, students and business people from the UK. This week they will receive a warm invitation from His Excellency to visit and invest in Queensland.
Click here for more information about the Governor's visit to the UK.