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EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division

EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division defines, coordinates and develops our position on EU policy matters and our relationship with EU Institutions.

It is responsible for the identification, formulation and development of Ireland’s international trade policies, including at European Union trade policy negotiations and through active participation in the World Trade Organisation, as well as coordination of a coherent policy response to Brexit across the Department. The Division is also responsible for export licensing. 

Assistant Secretary: Philip Kelly

Units of EU Affairs, Trade Policy and Licensing Division

  • EU Affairs
  • Single Market
  • Trade Policy
  • Export Licensing
  • Trade and Investment Implementation
  • Brexit

Main contact points

UnitContact points

EU Affairs and Single Market Unit

EU Affairs

Email: eu@dbei.gov.ie


Email: solvit@dbei.gov.ie

Tel: +353 1 631 2385
       +353 1 631 2454

Point of Single Contact

Email: info@pointofsinglecontact.ie

Tel: +353 1 631 2387

Trade Policy Unit

Email: trade@dbei.gov.ie

Trade and Investment Implementation Unit

Bilateral Trade

Seamus Chamberlain
Tel: +353 1 631 2226

Niamh Mathews
Tel: +353 1 631 2538 

Ian Carty
Tel: +353 1 631 2407

Licensing Unit

Email: exportcontrol@dbei.gov.ie

Fax: +353 1 631 2562

 Brexit Unit

Email: brexitunit@dbei.gov.ie

Tel: +353 1 631 2258

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