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SA to resume sponsorship of G'Day USA

SA to resume sponsorship of G'Day USA

The South Australian government is to resume sponsorship of the G'Day USA tourism and trade event.

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By AAP 10.01.2019 12:44 PM

The South Australian government is to revive its $US100,000 sponsorship of the G'Day USA trade and tourism event to boost exports and investment.

Premier Steven Marshall says sponsoring G'Day USA in Los Angeles on Australia Day will showcase the state's exporters to thousands of US businesses and investors.

"The United States is South Australia's second largest export market with over 400 local businesses already exporting their products and services into the US and we want to further strengthen this important trade relationship," Mr Marshall said on Thursday.

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said G'Day USA was the country's flagship event in the US and helped drive diplomatic, security, cultural, trade and tourism ties.

"This will be a critical chance for South Australia to get more tourists from the US, more trade and esports into the US and more investment from the US," Senator Birmingham said.

"South Australia has such a fantastic story in terms of food and wine but also the technology that is going to be booming in this stage out of defence and space industries."

South Australia had previously sponsored G'Day USA but the commitment was dropped in 2015 by the then Labor government.

Mr Marshall will attend this year's event.

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