Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (409)

Charlie McConalogue


409. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the timeline for the economic impact assessment to be carried out on the Mercosur deal agreed between the EU and Mercosur countries. [46081/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Terms of Reference for the impact assessment of the Mercosur trade agreement is currently under development by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

It is the intention that the study will issue for tender by end of this year. Independent consultants will be commissioned in early 2020 with the intention that the impact assessment will be completed by Summer 2020.