Japan-Ireland trade set to be hit by disasters

The disruption to Japan’s air and sea trade routes following last weekend’s earthquake and tsunami is likely to affect businesses here, according to the Irish Exporters Association (IEA).

19th March, 2011

The disruption to Japan’s air and sea trade routes following last weekend’s earthquake and tsunami is likely to affect businesses here, according to the Irish Exporters Association (IEA).

Japan was Ireland’s second-largest Eastern trading partner last year, and the IEA describes it as a ‘‘key market’’.

A wide range of Irish companies trade with Japan, and many electronic goods, parts and components shipped into Ireland...

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