Over £85m of deals announced at UN General Assembly in New York

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Transatlantic export and investment deals expected to be worth over £85m have been announced by the UK government at the UN General Assembly in New York last week.

The UK government has announced a number of export wins to the United States from a range of British companies, all of which were achieved with support from the Department for International Trade, expected to be worth over £50m.

Accompanying the Prime Minister in New York, the International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss said: “It’s great to see UK SMEs selling their British-made products – from food and drink to tech – to the US. British businesses have seen great success in the US, with exports reaching £100bn last year. Signing a comprehensive US-UK free trade agreement will ensure we see this figure grow and British small businesses are going to be the big winners.”

Strengthening US-UK collaboration in healthcare, American and British gene therapy company MeiraGTx has invested over £35m in the UK to build and operate a gene therapy manufacturing facility next to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The company has created more than 70 highly specialised jobs, and expects to hire another 30 professionals over the coming months. This state-of-the-art facility is developing novel treatments for patients living with serious diseases.

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