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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

    British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has today unveiled its Budget 2022 submission calling for the establishment of a ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot the economic relationship between Ireland and

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British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

    British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement by the UK Government that it will delay the introduction of import controls for EU goods entering Great Britain. Speaking

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Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

    Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

Business conditions at Irish manufacturers continued to improve markedly in July, according to the latest AIB PMI® data. New order growth hit a new record high for the third month

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Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

    Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

The UK manufacturing upturn remained solid in July. Although rates of expansion in output and new orders slowed, they remained among the best in the survey history amid robust sales

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British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

    British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

Britain’s manufacturers were seeing their dependence on the EU as an export market decline even before the impact of full departure and the agreement of a trade deal, according to

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‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

    ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

More international trade deals are key to the continued growth of the Irish Whiskey industry. That’s according to a new report launched by the Irish Whiskey Association. ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ is the

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Johnston Logistics UK sees overseas enquiries double since January

    Johnston Logistics UK sees overseas enquiries double since January

Leading provider of food, drink and FMCG logistics, Johnston Logistics UK, has reported a significant rise in overseas enquiries since the UK officially left the European Union in January. Since

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New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

    New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

Manufactured goods accounted for over half of UK total exports at the end of 2019 bringing in £687 billion for UK plc, but many smaller companies are still missing out

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UK Manufacturing PMI surges to record high in May

    UK Manufacturing PMI surges to record high in May

Conditions in the manufacturing sector improved at an unprecedented rate in May, as output growth strengthened and new orders rose at the quickest pace in the near three decade survey

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ISME elects New Chair and National Council

    ISME elects New Chair and National Council

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has announced the election of Margaret O’Rourke Doherty (pictured) as the new Chair of the National Council for the 2021-2023 term. Margaret O’Rourke Doherty is

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Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

    Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

53% of Northern Ireland’s manufacturers are expecting to raise prices over the next quarter, the highest share recorded since the time of the financial crash.  According to results from the

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Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

    Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth doubled in February, led by a strong performance from technology equipment manufacturers, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker. The

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New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

    New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has launched a partnership with leading certification company SGS to offer a simple customs brokerage service to help companies fill in complex customs declarations correctly

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Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

    Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys headed by the Jameson brand, has announced results for the first half of its financial year

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Actavo selected to support delivery of Covid-19 testing facilities

    Actavo selected to support delivery of Covid-19 testing facilities

Actavo Event Solutions, the events division of Actavo, has been contracted by RocDoc as its infrastructure partner for the construction and roll-out of three haulage testing centres in Dublin, Wexford

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Online Directory helps Welsh food and drink manufacturers showcase their products globally

    Online Directory helps Welsh food and drink manufacturers showcase their products globally

Welsh food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to take up a free listing in an online directory which allows them to promote their products to buyers in the UK

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Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

    Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were held to a marginal 2%

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Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

    Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and BDO shows that almost 7 in 10 members (69%) believe that prospects

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Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

    Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

Fears over the impact of the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU and the attractiveness of the UK for both investment and talent are clouding the outlook for manufacturers

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The new Capital

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UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

    UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

Following the conclusion and provisional ratification of the UK EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, which came into force on 1 January 2021, the UK Government has published updated guidance on

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Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

    Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

The latest Commentary by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in Q3 coinciding with the easing of restrictions over this period.

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Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

    Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

EY has revised upwards its mid-year forecasts for the Republic of Ireland in the firm’s latest Economic Eye as the resilience of the technology and pharmaceutical sectors combined with the effect of

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Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

    Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industry in Ireland, has published new economic

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Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

    Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

Leaders in Scotland’s food and drink industry have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him and the

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New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

    New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new online Enterprise Ireland Brexit Readiness Checker to help businesses get ready for the UK’s

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Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

    Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

A new Enterprise Ireland survey of 600 companies on the PMI panel in Ireland, conducted in recent weeks for Enterprise

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Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

    Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

Edwards, the leading supplier of vacuum and abatement services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, announced that it is

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Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

    Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups (TAGs), as part of a major new business

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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