Brexit is Irish firms’ biggest fear for 2017

Companies exposed to exchange rate fluctuations are already feeling negative effects, and there will be customs controls and other complications to deal with as the new reality takes hold

8th January, 2017
Aidan Gough, director of strategy and policy at InterTradeIreland

Irish companies are still getting to grips with the potential implications of Brexit on exports to the British market.

According to research released last week by Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Brexit is the biggest fear facing Irish firms in 2017.

In the chamber’s Quarterly Business Trends Survey, carried out in early December, a quarter of the 298 of companies questioned cited the potential impact of Brexit as their number one concern.

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