"Scares" around the quality of South American food will trigger a “red button” that results in a ban on products imported from that firm or region under safeguards built into the new Mercosur trade deal.
The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major risk for the industry, according to executives at the National Construction Summit in Citywest last week.
An international finance expert has played down speculation that the Trump administration will transform the US into potentially the world’s biggest tax haven. Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist of Northern Trust, which employs 16,500 people, addressing a Limerick Chamber of Commerce event yesterday, said the likelihood of a border tax passing was low.
A 52-page report by the CSO has for the first time detailed the depth of the economic and social links binding the economies of Ireland and Britain — ties which could be under threat if the UK pursues its hard Brexit line in its looming divorce talks with Brussels.