So you think Brexit has no affect on our ecomony?
According to the CSO, imports from Great Britain decreased by €906 million (-65%) to €497 million in January 2021 compared with January 2020. Those Imports accounted for 9% of total imports.
Exports to Great Britain decreased by €149 million (-14%) in January 2021 to €946 million when compared with January 2020. Exports to Great Britain were 7% of total exports.
There is no doubt that this has had an enormous knock-on effect on the Irish Economy as a whole.
Like it or not, Ireland and Great Britain are inherently connected. Geographics only serve to reinforce that. Since the rebirth that is Brexit, trade between IE and GB has been fraught with difficulties. Initially operators in the sector shied away until the realisation dawned that here is no circumventing the matter. A definite evolution has ensued to get intercountry trade moving again and both Public and Private sectors have had an unprecedented period of adjustment to and understanding of this vast area.
The good news is that it is becoming more and more manageable. Systems and resources are being fine-tuned to deal with what Brexit has brought. To keep afloat, businesses who have the resources are addressing the matter inhouse whilst others are opting to engage with a Freelance Customs Agent to tackle what simply must be done to keep livelihoods at sustainable levels.