CETA - a boost for jobs and exports in Ireland

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Ireland already export a wide range of goods and services to Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

616 The number of Irish companies that export to Canada.

79% The share of EU companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

25,000 The number of jobs in Ireland that EU exports to Canada help support.

865,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Canada help support.


What kind of products does Ireland export to Canada?

Companies across Ireland export goods and services to Canada.
Let's take three towns or cities:


Exports and Imports

Ireland and Canada already have a close trading relationship. CETA will give it a big boost.

7th In goods, Canada is Ireland's 7th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€726 m The value of Ireland's trade surplus with Canada.

€1.4 bn The value of Irish exports to Canada.

€662 m The value of Irish imports from Canada.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2016. The product examples are drawn from a representative sample of all EU companies exporting to Canada.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2013 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, 2015. EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income. Figures based on latest available data (2011).