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The Prime Minister has just returned from a trade visit to China - and some of the region's businesses were with him on the trip.
As well as hoping to increase their own trade overseas, it was a chance for them to encourage other firms in the region to export to China.
Our business correspondent Seth Conway reports:
Cornwall may be famous for pasties and clotted cream but how about its tea? A plantation near Truro is the only tea grower in the country. It's so successful that it's even exporting to China. The Tregothan Estate is also advising MPs on the export market.
The wet start to summer has proved perfect for one of Cornwall's most surprising exports. They've been harvesting twice as much tea at the Tregothnan Estate near Truro as they thought they would - and that's great as far as their buyers in China are concerned.
Jacquie Bird's been along to find out more.