96% of Irish whiskey is exported, with 70% exported to markets outside of the European Union and United Kingdom. Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey, led by our International Trade Committee, actively engages with international authorities to foster a supportive trading environment for Irish whiskey and to tackle market access barriers.

Activity in key markets is detailed in the various articles on this page.

Drinks Ireland|Irish Whiskey has also recently lobbied on:

  • Tariff liberalisation across East Africa
  • Definitions of whiskey in Brazil
  • Definitions of whiskey in China
  • Illicit trade in Jordan
  • Use of bonded warehousing in Kenya
  • Definitions of whiskey in Russia
  • Excise regime in Turkey
Rules of origin and tariffs on Irish whiskey post-Brexit