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Ireland’s Agrifood Global Market Access Report 2019-2020

On 18 November, Ministers McConalogue and Heydon launched the global Market Access Report 2019 – 2020 of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.


The report provides an overview of the substantial progress made in increasing access for food and drink exports to international markets outside of Europe.
The report highlights the successes in this period, including expanding beef access to Japan and opening that market for sheepmeat products.
It provides an insight into the continuous hard work undertaken at political, diplomatic and official levels which goes into achieving successful market access into existing and new markets. This work includes completing very detailed market access questionnaires, facilitating incoming audits and agreeing veterinary health certificates.
Minister McConalogue said, ‘‘The work of my Department on market access is focused not only on the opening of access to new international markets, but also on the equally challenging work of enhancing and retaining that access.”
Minister Heydon commented that as, ‘‘A core aspect of my role, as I see it, will be to develop relationships with counterparts in key third country markets to complement and to advance the market access work being done by my officials.”
Both ministers drew attention to the overall growth in agri-food exports to international markets in recent years.
Overall, agricultural exports to countries outside of Europe have increased from around €3.7 billion to €4.3 billion in the period 2016 to 2019. This represents an increase of €627 million or 17% in a four-year timeframe.
Between 2010 and 2019, agricultural exports to international markets increased as an overall proportion of our total agri-exports, from 23% to 30%.
Irish agrifood exports to Japan have increased 8% in the year to date in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recently, both Ministers participated with Bord Bia and Department officials and Teams Ireland in the region in business meetings with key customers in China, Japan, the USA and the United Arab Emirates.

アイルランド農業・食糧・海洋省プレスリリース 2020年11月18日



日本へのアグリフード輸出は、Covid-19 (新型コロナウイルス)の世界的な流行にもかかわらず、この1年間で8%増加しています。
最近では、両大臣は、駐日アイルランド政府食糧庁(Bord Bia: ボード・ビア)、アイルランド農業・食糧・海洋省(DAFM)、チーム・アイルランドの職員たちと共に、中国、日本、米国、アラブ首長国連邦の主要顧客との商談会に参加しました。