Since ratification, Ireland has been in discussion with the OECD in relation to Ireland’s implementation of the convention, and the OECD has suggested a range of actions to be undertaken by Ireland. Accordingly, the relevant Irish Government Departments and bodies have initiated a comprehensive programme to ensure that implementation is being progressed.
 
In addition to a range of measures to be undertaken by other state bodies, including other divisions of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Trade Policy Unit of this Department has responsibility for the following actions.

In relation to Ireland’s compliance with these responsibilities, it is particularly relevant that it is the development agencies, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland who have the closest engagement with companies in Ireland that are most likely to be exporting to foreign markets. Accordingly, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is arranging for these agencies to ensure that they are actively liaising with their client companies on this issue.