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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find market information on a specific industry?

A: Summaries of market research reports prepared on specific industry sectors by the U.S. Commercial Service are available at our Market Research Library. You will find additional information in our Country Commercial Guide.

Q: Where can I find information on other European markets?

A: Check out our separate all-Europe website.  Market information prepared by other European Commercial Service offices are also available in our Market Research Library. You may view a complete list of our offices worldwide.

Q: Where can I find information pertaining to trade with the European Union in general?

A:  The U.S. Mission to the European Union can provide helpful information about EU standards and regulations, how to access markets in key sectors, find procurement opportunities and much more.  For more detailed information, please refer to U.S. Mission to the European Union or visit

Q:  Where can I find customs and tariff information for Ireland?

A:  For detailed customs and tariff information please visit the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.  Additional information may also be obtained from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security.

Q:  Where can I obtain a list of U.S. companies in Ireland?

A:  The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland publishes a business directory every year.  It is a reference for Irish-American business relations and includes a membership directory with contact information.  For further details, please visit AmCham Ireland.

Q:  Where can I find customs information for shipping goods to the United States?

A:  We do not deal with customs regulations for shipments to the United States. Please see U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection for more information.

Q:  Where can I find information about entry and visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States?

A:  Please visit the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section.

Questions Relevant to Americans

Q:  I am an American company and want to export to Ireland. Where do I start?

A:  An International Trade Specialist at your nearest Export Assistant Center can assist you to obtain market information and provide information about the wide range of U.S. Commercial Service export promotion programs and services.

Q:  How can I find an Irish agent or distributor for my product?

A:  The U.S. Commercial Service in Ireland offers a variety of services and tools to help U.S. exporters find partners.  Please refer to our "Find Business Partners in Ireland" section for a list of our services - or contact one of our Commercial Specialists directly.

Q:  How can I obtain financial information and credit reports on a Irish company?

A:  Credit reports are obtainable on the Companies Registration Office website.

Q:  Where can I obtain assistance exporting food and agricultural products to Ireland?

A:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Trade Office at the Embassy in London assists U.S. exporters of agricultural products. Please contact

Q: How do I go about setting up an office in Ireland?

A:  Please refer to our business service providers.

Questions Relevant to Irish

Q:  I am looking for a contact number of a specific U.S. company with whom I would like to do business. How can I obtain this information?

A:  Please send us a written request via email regarding the specifics of your inquiry.

Q:  I am an Irish company and want to sell my product in the United States. Where can I find information?

A:  We do not provide assistance for exports from Ireland to the United States.  Please contact Enterprise Ireland for assistance with exporting.

Q:  I am an Irish citizen interested in establishing a company in the United States. Where can I get information?

A: Please visit the SelectUSA website where you will find information on investing in the United States, with advice on programs and incentives to help your business succeed.  Most U.S. states have an economic development office based in Europe. Please visit the website of the Council of American States in Europe for more information.

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