The Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA) has given its support to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), highlighting the benefits it offers to the Irish dairy sector.
Speaking at an event sponsored by MEP Sean Kelly, ‘TTIP and Ireland: Boosting our Economy through Trade’, director of the IDIA Cormac Healy explained that the agreement could improve both tariff and non-tariff access condition for Irish dairy product exports to the US.
He also cited the Irish dairy industry’s growth plans over the coming years, and how better access conditions to the export market are likely to play a key role.
“Our global competitors in dairy are entering into important new preferential trade agreements with key partners that are improving their competitiveness in international markets. We cannot fall behind,” Healy said.
“From an Irish dairy industry perspective, the TTIP negotiations need to deliver lower import tariffs or improved preferential import quota access on products including butter and cheese,” he concluded.
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