Ireland opens wide to increase food trade with Poland that aid is the work of the Irish Council on Nutrition Bord Bia. Poland is Ireland’s gate of Central Europe, – stressed the Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny during a meeting with Polish and Irish entrepreneurs food industry in the Irish Embassy.
– Visit of the Prime Minister of Ireland at this meeting, is proof of how important to Ireland’s trade relations with Poland. Opening and activity of Bord Bia in Poland has strengthened our relationship and export to Poland, said during a speech opened the meeting with the Irish Ambassador Gerard Keown.
In Ireland approx. 150 thousand Poles contribute to the development of our economy. We want to strengthen our relations and also to present and to bring Poland, the most great meals in Ireland that have the highest standards. Russia is our gateway to Central Europe, – stressed the Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny.
– Hallmark of sustainable development of food production and its high quality, the password and the symbol Origin Green, because Ireland is green grass and green island – said Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
The presence of Bord Bia in this region is designed to help exporters to establish business relations and to contribute to the development of the food industry.
Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia, the President stressed that Poland is Ireland’s eighth largest export market of food from countries of the European Union.
– Russia is for us a very important market and a gateway to Central Europe. Polish retailers are looking for high quality products, natural origin produced on a sustainable basis, and Irish Origin Green programme is the flagship shopping our farmers – said.
The sustainability programme Origin Green is the world’s first of its kind operated by the government with the participation of farmers and the food industry, for achieving the purified target. The program should be for the audience the confidence that the products they buy come from responsible suppliers.
In the meeting, apart from the Prime Minister of Ireland, Ambassador of Ireland and Chairman of Bord Bia participated regional Manager for Bord Bia in Central and Eastern Europe Judith Clinton, President of the Polish-Irish chamber of Commerce Dorothy Hansberry-Biegunska, as well as representatives from companies such as, in particular, Kepak, Dawn Meats, ABP Food Group, is Ambergris, Elkopol, North Coast.
Bord Bia, which started its activity in Poland in July 2016, wants to build on the success of the Irish food industry in Poland and to strengthen economic ties between our countries, and to develop knowledge of high quality food products that Ireland has to offer, and which export to Poland is growing rapidly.
Food exports from Ireland to Poland amounted in 2016-more than 185 million euros, and this was an increase of 15 percent. towards 2015. The value of bilateral trade between our countries reached in 2015, 3.1 billion euros. The Irish food industry exports approx. 80%. their products .
The largest categories of products, which Ireland exports to Poland are dairy products, soft drinks, including, first and foremost, alcohol and beef.