Exporters warn of manufacturing crisis due to Covid travel restrictions

Irish Exporters Association wants a national strategy for air cargo as supply problems threaten international trade

15th April, 2021
Exporters warn of manufacturing crisis due to Covid travel restrictions
Grounded planes at Dublin Airport: the Irish Exporters Association has said restrictions on air travel would have major knock-on effects for companies that bring in vital manufacturing materials in the bellies of passenger aircraft

Ireland’s exporters are calling on the government to implement a national strategic plan for air cargo on and off the island, warning of an impending crisis for manufacturing companies if air travel continues to be limited.

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) said restrictions on air travel would have major knock-on effects for companies that bring in vital manufacturing materials in the bellies of passenger aircraft.

Simon McKeever, the chief executive of the IEA,...

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