Free Trade Agreements present growing opportunities to boost exports – Enterprise Ireland


Three-part webinar series – Free Trade Agreements – to outline opportunities for Irish businesses in Japan, South Korea and Mexico

This week, Enterprise Ireland hosts the first of a three-part webinar series which will highlight the importance of Free Trade Agreements in aiding Irish companies to boost exports and increase trading relationships with key markets – Japan, South Korea and Mexico.

Japan, South Korea and Mexico are amongst the largest economies of the world and had a GDP of US$5.01 trillion, US$1.65 trillion and 1.27 trillion respectively in 20191. With total Irish exports to these three global economies valued at EUR16.47 trillion in 20192, Enterprise Ireland aims to boost the number of Irish businesses benefiting from the Free Trade Agreements with these countries.

According to a recent Enterprise Ireland survey, while 83% of respondents indicated that a Free Trade Agreement would increase their likelihood of exporting to Japan, South Korea or Mexico, less than 50% were aware of the agreements in place with these markets.

The Free Trade Agreement webinar series will feature insights from Enterprise Ireland and will explore the experiences of Irish companies currently trading in Japan, South Korea and Mexico. They will explain business culture and processes, and provide practical guidance for market entry.  The webinars will also outline networks and access supports available to capitalise on what are increasingly important markets for ambitious Irish exporters.

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