Florida Chamber Visits with Consulates of India and Ireland in Atlanta

By: Tracey Lowe

Last month, Florida Chamber Executive Vice President David Hart and Director of International Strategy and Policy, Alice Ancona traveled to Atlanta to meet with Consul General of Ireland, Shane Stevens and Consul General of India, Nagesh Singh.  Both have purview over Florida.  The meetings with the two offices is part of our overall efforts to diversify and expand Florida’s market share in existing and emerging trade lanes.

 

Consul General of India, Nagesh Singh
Consul General of Ireland, Shane Stevens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently Aer Lingus added direct flights between Miami and Dublin, Ireland which began on September 1st.  Dublin also will be MIA’s first pre-clearance transatlantic destination, which means passengers will be processed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and receive entry clearance before leaving Ireland, effectively arriving in Miami as domestic fliers, the airport said.

Ireland is a top investor in the U.S. – investing $279.6 billion in 2016

India’s economy is forecast to become the 3rd largest (surpassing Germany, France and Japan) by 2030 and will surpass that of the US by 2040 in purchasing power parity (PPP) according to THE WORLD IN 2050 by PWC.