The structure of Ireland’s economy is different from other EU countries. The manufacturing sector is much larger than most member states, and agriculture is more important than in other countries within Western Europe. Employment in the agri-food industry accounts for about 8%. Retail sales account for 50% of all personal consumption. The Irish are very loyal to their own produce, however are willing to try new things. It is very common that US companies will already be exporting products to the United Kingdom and the same importer will then sell on products to Ireland. As with the UK, it takes on average 18 months from initial market survey to the time product appears on shelves. Exhibiting at Irish food trade shows is a good way to put a new product in front of a wider audience.

U.S. Embassy, London
Covers the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global
April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018 – Bruxelles
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg

Past Events

February 14, 2018 - February 17, 2018 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica
February 07, 2018 - February 09, 2018 – Berlin

Reports for Ireland

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