Country Profile


The Republic of Ireland is the UK’s closest neighbour and the only country that it shares a land border with.

Trade has flowed across the Irish Sea for time immemorial.

Ireland has a low rate of corporation tax and many companies, therefore, choose to HQ themselves there.

There are thousands of UK companies with satellite offices or subsidiaries based over in the Irish Republic.

UK Imports from Ireland

Total Value:

£13.7 billion / 2.90% of all UK Imports

Top 5 Imports are:

  1. Organic Chemicals
  2. Meat
  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. Dairy & Eggs
  5. Cleaning Products

UK Exports to Ireland

Total Value:

£21.7 billion / 6.60% of all UK Exports

Top 5 Exports are:

  1. Organic
  2. Chemicals Gas
  3. Oil
  4. Pharmaceuticals
  5. Office Machinery

Key Facts about
🇮🇪 Ireland:

Local UK Business Group:

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce

13 Merrion Square North,
Dublin 2, D02 HW89, Ireland

T: +353 1 634 3050

How we can help you do business in Ireland

London based team

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