Supporting Irish Companies to trade globally
Developing an ambitious trade agenda must continue to be part of the government’s strategy to create jobs and increase growth. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership represents an unprecedented opportunity for two of the world’s largest economies to cooperate in order to remove barriers to trade and commerce. Government must do their all to support the adoption of TTIP and in particular support:
- A dedicated ‘SME Chapter’ which will ensure that small and medium businesses can realise the benefits of a transatlantic trade agreement.
- Investment and effective investor-state dispute mechanisms are a necessity for any comprehensive agreement to be successful.
- Transparency in public procurement for both the EU and US as part of the wider process of opening markets.