Chambers Ireland today (14 December 2020), in advance of tomorrow’s Dáil motion for the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement with Canada, also known as CETA.

Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot said, In the wake of the Brexit fallout, the EU, and particularly Ireland, needs trade agreements. Therefore, we call on members of the Oireachtas to ratify this agreement.

Ireland’s long term economic development and our current position as a highly developed nation is entirely dependent on our access to international trade. Chambers Ireland has long been highlighting the need for ambitious SME friendly trade agreements if the Irish economy is to continue to grow and remain competitive.

In the wake of Covid-19 we can see how deep and resilient trade networks are critical resources for developed economies.”