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# Trade

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# Immigration
Nigel Farage says top EU negotiator 'clearly doesn't understand Brexit'
Farage criticised Michel Barnier after their meeting today.
# vanilla skies
Boom times have made Madagascar the centre of the global vanilla trade - but it's not necessarily all a good thing
The country’s limited infrastructure has struggled to cope with the rise in crime that has gone hand-in-hand with demand for the spice.
# Brexit
Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans
The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.
# Trudeau love
Varadkar marches in Montreal Pride Parade alongside Justin Trudeau
The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.
# constructive ambiguity
EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'
Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.
# Planning ahead
UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks'
Meanwhile, just 3% of Irish exporters have a Brexit plan in place, according to a new survey.
LeBron James was reportedly 'devastated' after hearing Kyrie Irving asked to be traded
It’s not you, LeBron, it’s Kyrie.
# Good relations
'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal
Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.
# Nafta
Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal
The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.
# not on the same page
Trump finally set to meet Xi Jinping after Twitter rants about China
Trump and his Chinese counterpart will have a lot to talk about.
# bayin oils
The Irish couple and Asian entrepreneur forging a trading path with Myanmar
And they want the government to encourage others to do the same.
# Policy
Brexit Day – here's what Irish businesses need to know
Companies here will be hoping that there is minimal disruption.
# Border
Bertie Ahern says Ireland isn't 'mad enough' to leave the EU
“The whole border issue is a nightmare for us,” the former Taoiseach said.
# failed coup
Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey
The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.
The big Brexit question: 'Should we side with the UK or the EU?'
The outcome of Brexit will likely leave both parties poorer, writes Kevin Cunningham.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?
FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.
# Exports
Britain is not Ireland's most lucrative EU trading partner - Belgium is
Exports to Britain in 2015 accounted for €13.7 billion but the Belgian market was worth €14.5 billion.
The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?
What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.
# Policy
Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP
Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.
The yawn-inducing name of this EU-US trade deal is what makes it so dangerous
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership covers a wide range of policy areas that will impact on your life, writes David Lundy
# very dangerous men
Here's how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other
Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.
# damnation
'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP
This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.
A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote
The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.
We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business
Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.
Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?
Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.
# squaring off
Feta cheese is causing a real beef between Greece and Canada
The Greeks don’t think an EU trade deal does enough for their cheese.
Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...
It may not have a catchy name but we need to pay attention the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – it poses huge ramifications for Ireland.
# grow your own
A glass-covered chocolate growing factory in London is feeding global demand
Well cocoa, not chocolate. But still, yum.
# credit check
These Trinity students think they may have solved the Bitcoin problem
Critics say that the digital currency lacks transparency – and a group of students have been trying to fix that.
# fizzy orange
Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran
Enterprise Ireland has decided to organise a visit to the country next year.
Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.
Opinion: Of all the member states, Ireland would be the most affected if the UK opted to leave the EU
What is the likelihood of the UK leaving the European Union… and what would it mean for Ireland if it did?
# Trade Surplus
Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year
The figures for August show increases in exports of organic chemicals and pharmaceutical products but a fall for dairy products and birds’ eggs.
# Trade
Ireland should see 'trade opportunities, not threats' in a devolved Scotland
Scotland will be given more control over its own economic policies.
Aaron McKenna: We should aim to do less, not more, trade with Russia
We shouldn’t be focused on Vladimir Putin’s bullyboy ban on many EU foods – we should be making ties with ambitious countries that share our values.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland switch time zones?
A new piece of law being considered would allow Ireland to move the clocks forward by an hour. Should we do it?
# Foreign Affairs meeting
The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians
The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.
# Mission Profitable
How much did trade missions cost Ireland in 2013?
This much.
# ship shape
Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year
Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.
Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here
Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.