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Russia’s accession to the WTO – opportunities for Irish exports & investment

November 18, 2011 Comments off

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev:  “The market potential for Irish trade with Russia is in the region of €1.3-1.5 billion or roughly double the current levels of exports; for Irish investment into Russia is in the region of €1 billion per annum. There is also a huge potential for Russian investment into Ireland. In recent years, Russian investments into EU have been increasing from about €3 billion annually in 2008 to the expected volume of €4.1 billion in 2011. But Ireland remains off the map for Russian investors with just two Russian-owned companies being clients of the IDA.”

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