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  • Targeted approach to business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP246.31 Billion USD
Population4.68 Million
Total Trade/GDP202.76%
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada507.04 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment15,266 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Chemicals, Mineral Fuels, Food, Beverage & Tobacco

EDC in Ireland

Canadian companies assisted150
International buyers insured256
Business volume156.32 Million CAD

Business Environment

Canada and Ireland have an established and growing trade and investment relationship with bilateral treaties in regards to tax, social security and film/video. Ireland continues to be an important trading partner for Canada despite the effects of the European financial crisis of 2010. Ireland is the 10th largest destination for CDIA, which is mostly due to Ireland’s low corporate tax structure and location as a spring board into the EU market. We see opportunities for FDI Inbound and CDIA across a range of sectors.

Key Industries

  • Food & Beverage
  • Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Ireland. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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