Ireland is a dynamic, open economy and easy access to global markets is critical for the success of our business model. In an increasingly competitive and uncertain environment, Ibec’s extensive international reach and unrivalled policy expertise helps our members to understand changes in global trade and to identify new export and investment opportunities wherever they may be.

Ibec strongly supports the negotiation of free trade agreements by the EU, complimenting the multilateral WTO system. We work closely with Government, the state agencies and European actors to deliver these opportunities.

In addition to our membership of BusinessEurope, we are active contributors to Business at the OECD and the European Services Forum, articulating the Irish business ambition on trade matters. Our members also benefit from our close bilateral relationships with business groups in the USA including the National Association of Manufacturers and the US Chamber of Commerce.