Foreign Affairs Committee to continue review of role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery

November 13th, 2012 - Pat Breen

13th November 2012

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade will resume its hearings into the role and contribution of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to trade promotion and economic recovery when it meets with representatives from the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation and the Irish Exporters Association tomorrow, Wednesday 14th November, 2012.

Committee Chairman, Pat Breen TD said: “As part of our review into the role and contribution of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to trade promotion and economic recovery, the Joint Committee is holding a series of meetings with Departmental officers, representatives of State Agencies, business networks and private sector organisations to gather information on how trade promotion is being coordinated, the Department’s role in that work and how effective that coordination is. The Report will also review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s high-level strategies in the economic/trade promotion area.

We are looking forward tomorrow to our briefing from the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation and the Irish Exporters Association where we will have an opportunity to get their perspectives on the role of the Department of Foreign and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery and consider how the Department may co-ordinate its efforts with business representative organisations.”

This meeting will start in Committee Room 1, Leinster House at 4pm on Wednesday, 14th November.