• Consultation on the European Commission negotiating mandates for EU-US trade talks

    The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) welcomes the Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s (DBEI) invitation to submit to its consultation on the European Commission’s recent draft negotiating mandates for EU-US trade negotiations.

    The Irish Exporters Association’s submission has been drafted in consultation with the IEA National Council and IEA members operating in the sector.


    On 18 January 2019, the European Commission adopted two proposals for negotiating directives for trade talks with the United States: one on a trade agreement with a strict focus on removing tariffs on industrial goods (excluding agricultural goods), and a second agreement on conformity assessment.

    Find the full submission here.