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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU. Delivering on the commitment made at the last

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New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

    New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, has published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of distributed ledger technologies. The report ‘Blockchain now and tomorrow’ offers

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Invest NI Opens New London Hub

    Invest NI Opens New London Hub

Invest Northern Ireland has opened a new trade, investment and innovation hub in London city to support Northern Ireland businesses to drive exports and increase competitiveness. The hub, which will give

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Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

    Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

The Government has started the process of directly contacting over 220,000 companies through the Companies Registration Office highlighting the need to take urgent action now to protect their businesses against

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New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

    New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

The Irish Government, in association with key industry partners, has launched a new support measure to help customs agents, intermediaries and affected Irish businesses develop the capacity to deal with

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Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

    Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

As part of its Brexit response, Enterprise Ireland is continuing to proactively engage with client companies nationwide to confront the broad implications of Brexit, across a number of areas including

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Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

    Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

A revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China has been signed. The revised MOU between the Department of Business, Enterprise and

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Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

    Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

Three years since the UK voted to exit the European Union, Brexit preparedness is widespread amongst Ireland’s food and drinks companies at 93% (74% in 2018). However, firms are increasingly

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

Despite operating in the presence of a considerable degree of uncertainty, the Irish economy continues to grow at a robust rate. The domestic economy is now expected to grow by

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Ireland Remains Cost Competitive But Concern in Certain Areas

    Ireland Remains Cost Competitive But Concern in Certain Areas

The National Competitiveness Council has launched the ‘Cost of Doing Business in Ireland 2019’ report – a report that uses the latest available international data to compare a wide range

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The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

    The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

A new study from the ESRI and the Department of Finance finds that GDP in Ireland ten years after Brexit will be around 2.6% lower in a Deal scenario, 4.8%

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EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

    EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan came into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of

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Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

    Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1

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Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

    Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of investing internationally in the face of a rising trade tariff war between the US and China, and renewed US sanctions

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Economic Growth Revised Upward in 2018 and 2019

    Economic Growth Revised Upward in 2018 and 2019

Strong growth is likely to persist in the Irish economy through 2018 and 2019. This is indicated by rising private consumption, increases in taxation receipts and continued declines in unemployment

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Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

    Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD (pictured) has identified three key areas the Government is negotiating on as Brexit looms. Speaking at the recent Food

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New President of British-Irish Chamber of Commerce

    New President of British-Irish Chamber of Commerce

John Cronin (pictured) of McCann FitzGerald, one of Ireland’s premier law firms, has been elected as President of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce. As the sixth President of the Chamber, John

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Dublin Airport Welcomes New Dallas Route

    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Dallas Route

Dublin Airport has welcomed American Airlines’ announcement that it is to operate a new Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth summer service from next June. The daily service will be Ireland’s first direct flight

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New Enterprise Ireland ‘Prepare to Export Scorecard’ For Companies With Global Ambition

    New Enterprise Ireland ‘Prepare to Export Scorecard’ For Companies With Global Ambition

A new Prepare to Export Scorecard has been developed by Enterprise Ireland to help Irish entrepreneurs and business owners with global ambition to self-assess how prepared they are to start

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of an EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund for industries and regions negatively impacted by Brexit and urged the government to

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ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

    ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

ABP Food Group has announced an exclusive ground breaking deal with Beijing Hopewise Ltd to launch a range of premium Irish beef products on JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce platform. It

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Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

    Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a 7

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Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

    Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the largest trade deal negotiated yet by the European Union. While sales of Irish whiskey remain relatively

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Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

    Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the publication of the white paper on Brexit by the UK Government

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Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

    Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as the source of intermediate inputs, which are goods used to produce a

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EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

    EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container

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Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

    Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

The European Commission has published the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the

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Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

    Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

In a major boost for the sector Bord Bia has announced that it is commencing recruitment for 29 new positions to support the continued

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40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit

    40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit

Brexit is coming closer and still a lot of questions remain unanswered. People are insecure not only about their own

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Copenhagen Economics Study on Impacts of Brexit on Trade and the Economy

    Copenhagen Economics Study on Impacts of Brexit on Trade and the Economy

The Government has published an independent study by Copenhagen Economics examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy. The

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Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

    Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has said the full implementation of the December

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Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

    Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, has announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be

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Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

    Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

The Irish manufacturing sector, which contributes 25% of GDP and employs over 44,000 people both directly and indirectly, is key

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Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

    Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

“Businesses across Ireland must prepare themselves for a ‘hard’ Brexit. You must establish your exposure now,” cautioned Lucinda Creighton (pictured),

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Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

    Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s second survey of SMEs about the impacts of Brexit on their businesses found

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Increase in Trade Traffic Through Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company

    Increase in Trade Traffic Through Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company

Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, a

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Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

The value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017, to reach €12.6 billion for the

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Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

    Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

Bord Bia is increasing its investment in the German food and beverage market as Irish exporters continue to look outside

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Far-reaching Reform of the EU VAT System

    Far-reaching Reform of the EU VAT System

The European Commission has launched plans for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century.

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Irish companies sign agreements on trade and investment mission to Singapore and Japan

    Irish companies sign agreements on trade and investment mission to Singapore and Japan

An Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, is leading a five-day joint Enterprise Ireland/IDA Ireland trade mission

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Irish exporters feeling pressure of long term Brexit uncertainty

    Irish exporters feeling pressure of long term Brexit uncertainty

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the voice of Irish exporters, has released results of its most recent survey, the ‘IEA

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Enterprise Ireland companies to enter Eurozone market in next 12 months

    Enterprise Ireland companies to enter Eurozone market in next 12 months

A survey of Enterprise Ireland client companies attending International Markets Week shows that the Eurozone is the key region where

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Direct Hong Kong flights will help Ireland land business

    Direct Hong Kong flights will help Ireland land business

The addition of direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong opens up a whole world of new opportunities for Irish

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Minister Breen opens ‘Ireland – Estonia Tech Bridge’ event hosted by Enterprise Ireland

    Minister Breen opens ‘Ireland – Estonia Tech Bridge’ event hosted by Enterprise Ireland

Pat Breen, Minister of Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection opened the Ireland-Estonia Tech Bridge event

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Soft border dependent on EU/UK customs arrangement

    Soft border dependent on EU/UK customs arrangement

Responding to the British Government’s policy papers on future customs arrangements and the future of the Irish Border, ISME, the Irish

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UK Brexit paper welcome, but major challenges remain – Ibec

    UK Brexit paper welcome, but major challenges remain – Ibec

Ibec has welcomed the aim of the UK government to avoid customs checks on the island of Ireland and develop

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NCC publishes Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017

    NCC publishes Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017

The National Competitiveness Council has published its annual benchmarking report, Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017. The Scorecard provides a statistical assessment

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Ireland is fifth most open economy globally

    Ireland is fifth most open economy globally

According to ICC Ireland, Ireland is currently ranked fifth in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Open Markets Index highlighting the

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2% of British businesses support a ‘no deal’ negotiation option

    2% of British businesses support a ‘no deal’ negotiation option

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a post-election survey of over

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Tánaiste welcomes agreement on landmark new trade deal with Japan

    Tánaiste welcomes agreement on landmark new trade deal with Japan

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Trade Pat Breen have welcomed the milestone in

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CETA will provide trade opportunities for Irish business

    CETA will provide trade opportunities for Irish business

According to Ibec, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada was essential for increasing market

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Minister Canney leads trade mission to Canada

    Minister Canney leads trade mission to Canada

Seán Canney, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) & Flood Relief, has commenced a three-day Enterprise

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InterTradeIreland launches Brexit Advisory Service

    InterTradeIreland launches Brexit Advisory Service

A dedicated InterTradeIreland advice service aimed at helping SMEs navigate the challenges of Brexit has been launched. Businesses will be

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Brexit to intensify competition for investment

    Brexit to intensify competition for investment

Following a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy welcomed the awareness of

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor publishes survey on Irish SMEs views on Brexit

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor publishes survey on Irish SMEs views on Brexit

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has published the findings of a survey of 1,045 SME

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Calls made for free trade agreement between EU27 and UK post Brexit

    Calls made for free trade agreement between EU27 and UK post Brexit

FoodDrinkEurope, the EU organisation of the food and drink industry, met in Dublin recently to call for a comprehensive free

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Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

    Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

Pat Breen, Minister for Employment and Small Business is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Antwerp in Belgium. The

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Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

    Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan intends to seek money for a ‘rapid rail link’ between Dublin and Belfast as part

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