Doing business in a post-Brexit EU


Both Ireland and Sweden have strong trading relationships with the UK. The British decision to leave the EU presents an unchartered challenge to both countries. The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden is taking a leading role in helping Swedish and Irish businesses prepare for a post-Brexit EU.

In cooperation with the Irish Embassy, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and, supported by Business Sweden and Vinge, the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden held its inaugural seminar on Brexit during March 2018.

Mr Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, and Ms Ann Linde, Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade spoke at the seminar and contributions to the discussion included experts from the Swedish and Irish trade agencies with a business and agriculture focus, multinational companies and leading legal perspectives.

For many, the future is full of uncertainty following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the consequences of which are still unknown and surrounded by much speculation. Ireland has been evaluating the potential risks and opportunities arising from Brexit since the June 2016 referendum, whilst helping Irish internationally-trading companies to prepare for a different, more challenging UK-EU market environment. 

Much can be learned from Sweden’s experience with Norway – its largest trading partner - when exploring Irish and UK trade relations going forward. 

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