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IRISH EXPORTERS ANTICIPATE A BOOST OF UP TO 8% BY END OF 2021

June 2021: Irish companies are expecting to grow exports by 8pc this year, after the sale of goods and services abroad flatlined in 2020, according to Enterprise Ireland’s (EI) 2021 Outlook. Companies supported by Enterprise Ireland recorded €25.48bn in exports in 2020, an increase of 0.3% on the previous year, see highlights from the full report below:

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Additional resources: New EI chief says diversifying exports is top priority, Enterprise Ireland sees positive signs of growth

Source: Enterprise Ireland


BREXIT UPDATE

January 2021: The UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020 on the terms set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. On 24 December 2020, the EU and UK negotiating teams reached an agreement in principle on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which is effective from the end of the transition period.  The Agreement will provide for tariff-free, quota-free trade and for sectoral cooperation in a number of important areas.  Given the late stage at which the negotiations were finalised, the Agreement is being provisionally applied for a period from 1 January while procedures to conclude the agreement are completed.

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Brexit Readiness Action Plan 

Source: Government of Ireland