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

Fruit Logistica 2021
February 03, 2021 - February 05, 2021 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2021
February 17, 2021 - February 20, 2021 – Nuremberg
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
POSTPONED-PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
POSTPONED - Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin

Reports for Ireland

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