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Government publishes Independent Impact Assessment of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today published the Economic and Sustainability Impact Assessment for Ireland of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement, fulfilling the commitment to do so in the Programme for Government.

 The independent study includes an analysis of the potential economic benefits of the deal, as well as a sustainability impact assessment including social, human rights and environmental impacts that the Agreement could have in Ireland and the Mercosur countries.

 The study was commissioned by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and was undertaken by the Danish firm, Implement Consulting Group. 

 Full report here: Economic and Sustainability Impact Assessment for Ireland of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement

 

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) plays a key role in implementing the Government’s policies of stimulating the productive capacity of the economy and creating an environment which supports job creation and maintenance. The Department has lead responsibility for Irish policy on global trade and inward investment and a remit to promote fair competition in the marketplace, protect consumers and safeguard workers.

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