The Quinte area is gearing up to take some advantage of the United States’ tariffs by making some extra moves to attract more European businesses here, and broker U.S.-European connections.
The business development manager for the QEDC, Vicki Bristow Ferguson will attend the Summer-Fancy Food Show in New York this weekend.
The largest in the U.S., it attracts 2,600 exhibitors from 55 countries.
She says it’s always been an advantage for European countries to work through Canada.
Bristow Ferguson referred to Harley Davidson and other American companies already having difficulty with the tariffs.
QEDC Chair Ross Rae asked how the QEDC would change its strategy in light of the U.S. tariffs.
Bristow Ferguson answered, “American companies wanting to access Europe but cannot, will be able to, through Canada.”
CEO Chris King said, “This is strategy for the long term. It will be interesting to get feedback from this show.”