Adjusting to Brexit
The food and drink sector is deeply resilient but now faces major disruption to its markets from Brexit in the midst of a global pandemic. The Irish food and drink sector is by far the most exposed of any sector in any country in Europe to Brexit. In 2019 over 37% of Irish food and drink exports went to the UK market with Irish food products accounting for seven of the ten most exposed country/ food and drink product matches in the EU. Ireland needs to maintain our market position in this high value, high quality market that has a substantial food deficit and not relinquish it to global competitors.
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