Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (557)

Fiona O'Loughlin


557. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to have a trade mission to the east coast of the United States of America. [18609/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

International trade missions and events support the goal of securing high-level market access for Irish companies aiming to grow business overseas and increase domestic employment.

An extensive schedule of international trade missions and events for 2019 was launched in February this year. This covers a total of 207 events within Ireland and international locations, to include 73 Ministerial led trade missions and events. This schedule includes trade missions across the Eurozone, North America, Asia Pacific, UK, Nordics, Central Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Pat Breen, T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection will lead a trade mission to New York on 22 and 23 May. I plan to lead an Enterprise Ireland/IDA multi sector trade mission to the east coast of the United States in October.