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What We Do

Bilateral Trade

Bilateral Trade promotes the development of Ireland’s exports by the coordination of overseas trade missions and other promotional events led by Ministers of the Department and assists in the coordination of inward trade related visits. We also maintain comprehensive data on trade with all of Ireland’s trading partners.

Our main focus is to promote the development of Ireland’s exports to world markets. This is achieved by working closely with State agencies and other Government Departments, in particular Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the development and coordination of the programme of Ministerial-led overseas trade missions and other promotional events, and assisting in the coordination of inward trade related visits.

We also facilitate the coordination of direct Government to Government contacts, whether formal or informal and ensure that any difficulties that may arise can be addressed.

We compile up-to-date and comprehensive data on exports and imports to and from Ireland’s trading partners.

Trade Missions

We promote the development of Ireland’s exports by the coordination of overseas trade missions and other promotional events led by Ministers of the Department.

Trade Statistics

We collate extensive merchandise and services trade data.

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

We publish information on the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.

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