IFA President Tim Cullinan said the resumption of normal trade between the EU and the United States is an important development for some of our premium food exports.
“As an export-oriented sector, it’s vital that barriers are removed from some of our most valuable markets. We send over €400m worth of butter, cheese and liqueurs to the US market, where they command a strong price based on consumer demand for quality products,” he said.
Irish farmers rely on these markets to underpin the price they receive for their work and investment.
Tim Cullinan said he hoped this signalled a new relationship between the two trading blocs, and looked forward to increasing the opportunities for Irish food exports.