Taoiseach touted to lead trade trip to China next year


The Taoiseach is being touted as the leader of a trade trip to china next year. IT will be one of his biggest overseas visits and an important one for Irish farmers.

Taoiseach touted to lead trade trip to China next year

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The Taoiseach is being touted as the leader of a trade trip to china next year. IT will be one of his biggest overseas visits and an important one for Irish farmers.

It’s been called el dorado for Irish exporters. China now the world’s number one economy by purchasing power is a potential export market for Irish farmers in a post Brexit world and with huge money at stake it will be an all important visit.

The news comes on the back of recent news of Chinese inspections of Irish beef processor plants.

China remains the largest nut to be cracked by the Irish agri trade industry. Minister Creed and Chinese Minister Zhi Shuping met earlier this year signing a formal protocol on beef exports to China.

Ireland is now a member of the Asian Investment Bank which is lead by the Chinese and on Thursday last China’s vice premier for the economy Zhang Gaoli spoke of his admiration of Ireland.

It’s understood The Taoiseach’s decision will be confirmed soon.

The Trade visit to China comes on the back of falling beef prices, an unstable sterling and the active seeking of new trade links for Irish agri food exports.

Speaking before his departure from Bord Bia last year Aidan Cotter said access to the Chinese market would be a billion euro market for Ireland.

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