Our recommendations

Trade and the ability to attract investment are among Ireland and the EU’s most powerful assets, and at the core of economic prosperity and competitiveness. In the current geopolitical context, and amidst the EU’s twin transitions to climate neutrality and the digital age, it is paramount to safeguard an open, competitive and sustainable trade environment. The EU must be careful in reshaping its trade policy in line with the concept of open strategic autonomy: combining international leadership and engagement with like-minded partners to ensure open markets with a robust defence of values and interests. We must ensure that the EU continues to be seen as a choice location for trade and investment.

  1. Create a reliable and trusted multilateral trading system
  2. Renew the transatlantic partnership
  3. Promote a positive trade agenda to maximise market access
  4. Develop resilient and diverse supply chains
  5. Lead a digital decade that is open for business

Pictured at launch (l-r): Roisin De Bhaldraithe, EU Policy Executive, Ibec, Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Ireland, Pat Ivory, Director of EU & International Affairs, Ibec, Simon Coveney TD - Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Klaudia Dudzinska, Trade & International Affairs Executive, Ibec & Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec