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Business in Ireland, Dublin, Foreign Trade



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Syllabus of the Subject

Economy of Ireland (Celtic Tiger) Distribution and Sales. Ryanair. Facebook

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ireland (EU): the Celtic Tiger
  2. Business in Dublin
  3. Irish Economy
    1. Main sectors of the Irish economy
    2. Tax advantages offered by Ireland
  4. Irish International Trade
  5. Case Study
    1. Ryanair
    2. Facebook in Ireland
    3. Global companies located in Ireland
  6. Access to the Irish Market
  7. Business Plan for Ireland

North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor (Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France)


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Ireland” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Irish Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Irish Market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Ireland with the student's country
  4. To know the Irish Free trade agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To develop a business plan for the Irish Market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ireland” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

EU, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Irish Students.

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Irlanda Study Doctorate in International Business in French Irlande Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Irlanda.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Ireland”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

International Trade and Business in Ireland

Trans-European Transport Corridors

  1. North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor (Ireland, France)
  2. Access to the Pan-European Corridor II

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Irish Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Ireland and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. Economic and Monetary Union
    2. European Customs Union
    3. European Single Market
    4. The EU Services Directive
    5. European Digital Single Market
    6. As a member of the EU, Ireland is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey
  3. Regional Cooperation Council

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. CMR Convention
  5. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  6. BIC
  7. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  8. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  9. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  10. ICS
  11. CIM, CIT Rail Rules
  12. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

The EU and Their Institutions

European Trade and Economic Organizations of Ireland

  1. The EU
    1. ECB
    2. EIB
    3. EU-CELAC Summit
    4. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption
  2. UNECE
  3. OSCE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  2. Asia-Europe Meeting
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. African Development Bank
  5. IMF
  6. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  7. WB
  8. WTO

  1. Capital of Ireland: Dublin
  2. Official languages: Irish and English
  3. Area of Ireland: 70,273 km²
  4. Irish Population: 4.5 million people
  5. Government of Ireland: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Independence of Ireland from the UK: 1916

Religion in Ireland: Christianity (Catholicism).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Ireland belongs to the European Economic Area.


Irish Economy

  1. Ireland experienced a major economic growth between 1980 and 2000, from a developing country to one of the countries with the highest GDP per capita in the world
  2. Irish GDP (nominal): 307,917 million EUR
  3. Services: 75% of Irish GDP
  4. GDP per capita (nominal): 65,870 EUR
  5. Ireland is a small market, open, and very dependent on international trade
  6. The opening of the Irish economy is reflected on the international mobility of its workers, capital and foreign direct investment
  7. The Republic of Ireland is a leader in information and communication technologies (IT), pharmaceutical and medical sector
  8. Ireland is the digital communication centre in the EU, with the largest number of multinational companies based in Dublin
  9. The main sectors of the Irish economy are food export products, bees, textiles, telecommunications, chemical products and pharmaceutical, machinery, transport equipment and software

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Irish Foreign Trade

  1. More than 80% of Irish manufactured products are exported to the international markets
  2. Top Irish Exports markets: the UK, the U.S., Belgium, Germany, France
  3. Top Irish import partners: the UK, the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, France

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