On 19 June, Ibec launched its report titled 'Brexit: challenges with solutions'. The report contains a comprehensive set of proposals to progress EU-UK negotiations and limit the negative impact of Brexit on business and the wider economy.
The report sets out five principles which should inform the approach to negotiations: (1) A smooth exit, (2) Comprehensive transitional arrangements, (3) The closest possible future trading relationship, (4) Unique Irish challenges addressed, and (5) A prosperous and competitive future EU. While the report sets out how to progress EU-UK negotiations and move towards a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) in goods and services, it does not cover the wide range of actions that will be needed at a domestic level that are also needed to prepare Ireland for Brexit.
Download the full report or browse the card stack for an overview of Ibec's priorities for Irish business here.