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 7891 3313

Upcoming Events

SIAL 2022
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

Fruit Logistica 2021
May 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2021
BIOFACH 2021
February 17, 2021 - February 20, 2021
USA Peanuts 2020 Virtual Crop Tour
USA Peanuts 2020 Virtual Crop Tour
November 24, 2020 - November 25, 2020
Free From Food Expo
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam

Reports for Ireland

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