Wexford Chamber welcomes green-light for EU-Japan Trade Deal

Wexford Chamber welcomes the news that the EU and Japan have been authorised to formally ratify a new trade deal, negotiations for which first began in 2013.

The conclusion of this trade deal provides steadfast assurances to EU and Irish business of the benefits of the Single Market, and also the opportunities the EU provides for increased trade globally The EU-Japan trade agreement holds a lot of potential for Irish business, particularly for businesses active in the agri-food, ICT and life sciences sectors.

This news from Brussels is a positive signal that, in spite of growing protectionism globally, the EU continues to advocate for the benefits of open markets and closer trading relationships.

Building on existing vibrant trade links with Japan must be part of how Ireland prepares for Brexit