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Avoiding the Brexit “tariff cliff” on agri-food exports

The Irish agri-food sector is heavily exposed to Brexit. A best case outcome for the agri-food sector would be a deal on trade between the UK and EU that is concluded by the time the UK leaves and which inhibits agri-food trade as little as possible. Fresh food products, like dairy and beef, have a limited shelf life but have a long lead production period. To minimize disruption, the agri-food sector will need a good deal and will need certainty about its post Brexit future, sooner rather than later.

28 April 2017
Type
Media Article
0 Pages
16KB
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The Competitiveness of Irish Agriculture

How do farms in Ireland compare with farms in other countries, in terms of output price, costs of production and profit margin? This report will examine the international competitive performance and potential of the main sectors of Irish agriculture against our main trading partners and competitors using microeconomic data from the European Commission’s Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) and data from international farm comparison networks (IFCN Dairy and Agri benchmark Beef and Sheep).

26 April 2017
Type
Report
124 Pages
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