Food Wise 2025

Chapter 2 - International Context

Geo-political Instability

In recent years there has been increased political instability in many regions of the world, the current economic embargoes associated with the conflict in Ukraine highlight the impacts geo-political tensions can have on trade. Therefore given the sector’s reliance on export markets, market decisions and new market development strategies should take into account potential risk mitigation measures in those markets in order to reduce the potential for sudden market disruption for Irish exports.