Concern is growing over tariffs ...

24 of September, 2019
Filed under: Latest News

Concerns are growing that Irish food products could be hit by damaging US tariffs, as Washington prepares to impose retaliatory measures on a range of European Union goods over a long-running World Trade Organisation dispute over Airbus.

Officials in the Irish Embassy in Washington and working closely with the EU delegation in the capital, amid fears that Irish products could be hit by the measures in the coming weeks.

It is understood that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also raised the issue during his meeting with US vice-president Mike Pence earlier this month.

Meanwhile, representatives from the Irish Whiskey Association will travel to Washington this week to participate in meetings with trade officials and industry representatives.