Ireland

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.
44-20-7894-0464

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global
May 07, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Bruxelles
ANUGA 2019
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg

Past Events

BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
U.S. Soybean Regional Trade Exchange
November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Strategic Marketing Workshop
November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018 – Wassenaar
SIAL
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris

Reports for Ireland

No reports available