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EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

    EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

Open-loop pallet pooler EPAL UK & Ireland has warned businesses exporting and importing to and from the UK to ensure their pallets do not cause delays to shipments, when the

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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export performance by its client companies in 2019, up 8% to

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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that Covid-19 presents and which outlines the relevant supports available to

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A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

    A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

The European Commission has presented a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and

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Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Government has announced details on the package of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has put a range of supports in place,

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Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

    Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

A survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland of client companies exporting to the UK has revealed that 92% see opportunities for growth in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The survey, conducted as

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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to a strong domestic economy with wage growth and public spending

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 27th of

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OCO Global Accepted into United Nations Global Compact

    OCO Global Accepted into United Nations Global Compact

OCO Global, the international trade and investment specialist company headquartered in Belfast, has announced that it has been accepted onto the UN Global Compact, a movement of international stakeholders and

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Outcome of UK General Election

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Outcome of UK General Election

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has congratulated UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on his election win and urged elected MPs to work together in defining the UK’s future relationship

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has appointed Peter O’Shea, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at ESB, as its new President. Peter O’Shea (pictured) has been involved with the

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to

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EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force

    EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force

The EU-Singapore trade agreement has come into force. Singapore is by far the EU’s largest trading partner in the Southeast Asian region, with a total bilateral trade in goods of

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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