The EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division defines, coordinates and develops our position on EU policy matters and our relationship with EU Institutions to advance departmental EU priority measures.
It is responsible for the identification, formulation and development of Ireland’s international trade policies, including at European Union trade policy negotiations and through active participation in the World Trade Organisation, as well as coordination of a coherent policy response to Brexit across the Department. The Division is also responsible for EU Export Controls and Trade Sanctions, in support of global security and human rights.
The Division is responsible for implementing the EU Investment Screening Regulation and acts as Ireland’s National Contact Point for cooperation with the European Commission and with other EU member States on investment screening matters.
Assistant Secretary: Philip Kelly
Units of EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division
- EU Affairs
- Single Market
- Trade Policy
- Trade Licensing and Control
- Trade and Investment Implementation
- Investment Screening
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