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Full impact of Brexit trade deal about to hit, says Enterprise Ireland boss

Julie Sinnamon warns of threat to exporters as Enterprise Ireland-backed firms lose over 17,000 jobs

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Warning: Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon. Photo: Shane O'Neill / SON Photgraphic

Warning: Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon. Photo: Shane O'Neill / SON Photgraphic

Warning: Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon. Photo: Shane O'Neill / SON Photgraphic

The true impact of the European Union-UK trade agreement will be felt among Irish exporters from this week onwards, according to Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon.

While the UK and EU have agreed on a free trade agreement, firms that move goods to, from or through Britain face additional customs requirements.

“A lot of Irish companies had stockpiled in the UK and they had stockpiled in Ireland from the UK in terms of raw materials, so I think it is only from this week onwards that you are going to see a more normal reflection of the impact of Brexit,” Ms Sinnamon told the Irish Independent.


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