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EDC's Position

  • Actively pursuing 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 GDP293.72 Billion USD
Population4.714 Million
Total Trade/GDP208.85%
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada496.02 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment3,719 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Chemicals & Related Products, Food, Drinks & Tobacco, Mineral Fuels, Lubricants & Related Materials

EDC in Ireland

Canadian companies assisted128
International buyers insured385
Business volume114.63 Million CAD

Business Environment

Ireland is a wealthy OECD country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. The country enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As with most modern economies, trade is of high importance to Ireland's market and the potential for Canadian companies is high. EDC sees excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the market.

Key Industries

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

How we can support your business

Through our representation in London, United Kingdom, we provide regional 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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