Irish businesses are globalised, forward-looking and ambitious – their partners benefit from this dynamic approach.
Why partner with Irish businesses?
Europe’s fastest growing economy
One of the world’s most innovative ecosystems
Irish small and medium businesses are the most innovative in Europe and are supported by a world-class R&D ecosystem.
A global technology centre
Irish companies grow up alongside the biggest names in tech, life sciences and financial services and meet the standards of global leaders.
A culture of entrepreneurship
Irish people are renowned for developing business opportunities worldwide and their ambition means a sharp focus on success.
The Irish Advantage
Innovative, flexible and trusted – Irish companies are delivering competitive advantage in key South American industries. Ireland’s uniquely open, fast-moving and collaborative economy has developed business people and companies with an unequalled track record of meeting the needs of global market leaders.
Historically, Ireland enjoys strong trading relations with the region, since the EU-Chile Free Trading Agreement in 2003, and EU-Colombia and Peru Free Trading Agreements in 2013. In 2016, Irish bilateral trade with Brazil reached over €1.7 billion, 70% of which was trade in services. Beyond trade, a flow of over 10,000 students from South America to Ireland in 2016 alone, supports strong education and research ties between Ireland and South America, leading to stronger commercial links.
Committed to EU
A member since 1973
Brazil is the largest Irish trade partner in South America
1st for Innovation
Among EU SMEs
The sectoral experts in our Sao Paulo office are committed to matching you to an Irish exporter that can deliver on your specific challenges. Talk to our local specialists to identify your ideal Irish partner to address your innovation challenges, improve your efficiency or meet your sub-supply needs.
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Recognised as a major centre of excellence in the medical technologies sector, Ireland’s Medtech cluster is one of the Top 5 globally.
Building on strong domestic capability, Ireland’s construction services sector has produced a diverse array of major players in many global markets.
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For expert assistance finding your Irish partner, get in touch with your local Enterprise Ireland office.
South America is serviced from the Enterprise Ireland Brazil office.
Enterprise Ireland - Brazil
Rua Haddock Lobo 1421
Sao Paulo - SP