Government & EU Representation

Actively working with Government & the EU on behalf of our members

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Government & EU Representation

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) regularly participates in meetings with policymakers, department and European officials to ensure that Irish exporters are centre stage in key policy decision-making processes. Our engagement with Government covers a wide range of departments given our broad membership base. In addition, the IEA is actively working with Government on facilitating market access and market diversification through its vision for a Global Ireland and the Markets Network Series. 

The IEA contributes to the following Government stakeholder groups:

  • Department of the Taoiseach, National COVID-19 Stakeholder Forum
  • DETE, The National Economic Forum
  • DETE, Enterprise Forum on COVID-19
  • DETE, Enterprise Forum on Brexit and Global Challenges
  • DETE, Stakeholder Group on Enterprise Skills Needs
  • DETE, Stakeholder Retail Group
  • DETE, Export Trade Council
  • DFA, Brexit Stakeholders Group
  • DFA, Business and Human Rights Implementation Group
  • DFA, Chair the Subgroup on Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
  • DoT, Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group
  • DoT, National Logistics Forum
  • DoT, COVID-19 Shipping and Port services Companies Group
  • DoT, Brexit Stakeholders for Haulage and Logistics
  • REVENUE, Customs Consultative Committee
  • DAFM, Consultative Committee of Stakeholders on Brexit
  • DoH, Brexit Stakeholders for Medicines and Medical Devices

The IEA also represents members at EU level, through engagement with Commissioners, Members of the European Parliament and officials in the European Commission.

We participate in Civil Society Dialogue meeting with various Commission DG’s and SD’s including:

  • DG CLIMA
  • DG ECFIN
  • DG ENER
  • DG ENV
  • DG FISMA
  • DG GROW
  • DG MOVE
  • DG SANTE
  • DG TRADE
  • SD UKTF

Lobbying:

We operate in line with Irish and EU lobbying rules.

  • Our lobbying activities in Ireland are listed in the Lobbying.ie register here
  • We are registered with the EU Transparency register, details here

Looking for further information? Contact our Communications and Public Affairs Manager AnnMarie O’Brien