Evaluating the market in Ireland

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Business environment in Ireland

Ireland is a wealthy Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. Ireland enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As with most modern economies, trade is highly important to Ireland’s market, and the potential for Canadian companies is high. Export Development Canada (EDC) sees excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the Irish market. Priority sectors include information and communications technology (ICT), cleantech and light manufacturing, especially agri-food. Ireland is a major destination for Canadian foreign investment, due primarily to Ireland’s low corporate tax structure and location as a springboard into the European Union. Canadian exports to Ireland have grown significantly since the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).


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Date modified: 2023-05-24