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Who We Are

EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division

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
  • Brexit
  • Investment Screening

Main contact points

UnitContact points

EU Affairs and Single Market Unit

EU Affairs

Email: eu@enterprise.gov.ie


Email: solvit@enterprise.gov.ie

Point of Single Contact

Email: info@pointofsinglecontact.ie

Trade Policy Unit

Email: trade@enterprise.gov.ie

Trade and Investment Implementation Unit

Bilateral Trade

Email: niamh.mathews@enterprise.gov.ie / ian.carty@enterprise.gov.ie

Trade Licensing and Control

Email: exportcontrol@enterprise.gov.ie

 Brexit Unit

Email: brexitunit@enterprise.gov.ie

Investment Screening

Email: investmentscreening@enterprise.gov.ie