The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Ireland

Four EU Free Trade Agreements: Opportunities and Impacts for Ireland

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Ireland commissioned Copenhagen Economics to undertake a study to consider the impact of four EU free trade agreements (FTAs) on Ireland’s trade and economy: the EU-South Korea FTA, the EU-Canada FTA (CETA), the EU-Japan FTA, and the updated EU-Mexico FTA.

We assess the economic impacts of these FTAs on the Irish economy. Our assessment relies on model simulations for the Irish economy using an acknowledged Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. We use the CGE model to quantify the expected macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of the FTAs on the Irish economy in 2030.

The main conclusions of our study are:

The study is commissioned by The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Ireland.

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