WQ87278 (e) Tabled on 27/01/2023

Will the Minister provide an update on the development of export clusters?

Answered by Minister for Economy | Answered on 01/02/2023

The Export Cluster initiative was launched in September 2021 and is one of the key initiatives in the Export Action Plan for Wales.

Through this, new export clusters have been established in key exporting sectors including MedTech and Diagnostics; Consumer Products; Technology; High Value Manufacturing; and Renewables and Clean Energy. These are in addition to the existing Food and Drink export cluster. More than 270 companies are currently participating in the export clusters and will continue to develop.

Each cluster is bringing businesses together to share their knowledge and experience and focussing on specific areas to overcome barriers to exporting. This includes, for example, the establishment of special interest groups which are focussed on developing exports in specific geographical regions.