From the Plymouth Herald:
Representatives from Devon business consultancy International Trade Matters (ITM) and Plymouth-headquartered Devon Chamber of Commerce will be looking to increase trade links with the Black Sea port, twinned with Plymouth since 1956, when they head out east in May 2018.
Linda Middleton Jones, managing director of International Trade Matters, said: “Delegates from Plymouth and across Devon are looking to take part in the trade visit and we’re looking at many sectors of interest from creative, media, IT, cosmetic, educational, English language learning, agricultural exporters, manufacturing, tourism, retail, and especially developing our commercial partnerships and links.”
Plymouth businesses have already begun forging contacts in Russia.
In June 2017 Devon Chamber of Commerce hosted a party of Russian delegates from the Novorossiysk and Tatarstan Chambers.
The delegation took time out from the Russian-British Chamber’s conference in London to visit Plymouth and see the potential for promoting trade links between the two cities and regions.
The Russians were taken on a tour of Princess Yachts’ city base and given a cruise around the Sound in one of the firm’s vessels.