This week I will travel to the United States for a visit to Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York to promote Australia as a tourism destination, to strengthen the Australia-US economic relationship, and to discuss opportunities and challenges for our economies and the Indo-Pacific region.
I am delighted to visit the United States for the first time as the Minister for Trade and Tourism. Our countries are tied together by our history, our interests, and our shared vision of a secure, stable, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
In Los Angeles, I will attend the ‘Australia Marketplace North America’ tourism event and lead a tourism roundtable with Australian and US industry stakeholders. I will also meet business leaders from space, climate technology and entertainment companies, and promote Australian premium food and wine to US importers, wholesalers and retailers.
In Washington, I will meet with ministerial counterparts and other members of the Biden Administration responsible for economic policy, as well as representatives of US unions and business. We will explore areas of common interest, including improving conditions for workers, making climate a pillar of our Alliance, building resilient supply chains, strengthening the rules of digital trade, and combatting economic coercion and non-market practices. We will also discuss furthering our shared vision of a resilient and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and the implementation of the Indo Pacific Economic Framework.
In New York, I will meet with the American Australian Association and members of the investment community. As our largest investment partner and second-largest trading partner, the opportunities for collaboration between Australian and US business are enormous.
The Albanese Labor Government is restoring and transforming our international relations and I am proud to be part of this work.