Colombia and Central America Free Trade Agreements
15/08/2013 - Free trade agreements signed by the EU with Colombia and with Central American countries Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama became effective on 1 August 2013 as part of the EU strategy to eliminate tariffs on trade with Central American and the Andean region.
Government Export Trade Council completes review of trade, tourism and investment strategy
27/05/2014 - In the programme for Government the coalition committed to establish an Export Trade Council to strengthen coordination across all key departments and agencies.
Key skills for enterprise to trade internationally
03/08/2012 - Ibec participated in the Steering Group to the Forfas and Expert Group on Future Skills Needs report on key skills for enterprise to trade internationally.
Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid
03/05/2012 - Ibec responded to the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid in June 2011. In its submission, Ibec highlighted that business can be an important partner in maximising the impact of development aid.
Tackling bribery and corruption
15/01/2014 - The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was signed in December 1997 and came into force in February 1999. Ireland ratified the convention in September 2003.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations
27/05/2014 - The EU-US Business Roundtable organised by Ibec with BUSINESSUROPE and the US Chamber of Commerce on 18 April 2013 provided support to the process for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.