International Trade and Ports

Rep. David Santiago Speaks to Florida Chamber Members on Importance of International Trade

Speaking to Florida Chamber members, partners and Consuls General during an International Days dinner, Representative David Santiago (R- Deltona,), Vice Chair of the House Transportation & Ports Subcommittee, shared his insights on his experience visiting Taiwan and the importance of and impact that trade can bring.  Rep. Santiago also remained supportive to opening up avenues to trade and recognized efforts to promote trade through such events as the Florida Chamber’s International Days.

With more than 2.5 million jobs in Florida supported by international trade, trade missions can help open up opportunities for Florida’s manufacturers and exporters to do business and create even more jobs. In fact, 92 percent of Florida’s exports are manufactured goods and in 2014, Florida sold products to 227 counties/territories. For this reason, the Florida Chamber will be a part of Enterprise Florida’s trade mission trip in April to South Korea-Taiwan.

“Rep. Santiago’s comments encouraging international trade efforts are an important message for all Floridians to hear,” said Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.


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