Register Your Interest - Ireland Multi Sector Market Visit

27 November 2019 to 29 November 2019


Scottish Development International (SDI) are organising a three-day multi-sector market visit to Ireland to help Scottish companies explore opportunities for their business.


Why Ireland?

Ireland is the UK’s largest export market for food and drink and second largest market for clothing, fashion and footwear. With trade in other sectors continuing to grow, and two-way trade stands at over 1 billion EUR per week, Ireland is an ideal first step market for UK companies.

Strengths of the Irish market include:

  • strong bilateral trade between the two countries
  • strong economic environment
  • flexibility and range of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) representing 99.8% of active enterprises in Ireland
  • 3 million British tourists visit Ireland every year
  • highly educated workforce

Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Ireland include:

  • English speaking
  • same time zone
  • strong transport links
  • similar regulatory and legal framework
  • ideal starter or test export market
  • sophisticated consumer market
  • open economy, used to imports
  • good perception of the quality of British goods and services

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