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Expert Advice for Irish Exporters

28 September 2022

Expert advice for Irish Exporters from Eamon Galavan.


There’s never been a better time for Irish companies to grow their international exports, so we asked our Head of Sales Eamon Galavan to share some top tips on how our customers can maximise export opportunities and connect with new customers, suppliers and partners in Europe, the UK and Internationally.  

Tell us a little bit about your experience working with Irish exporters?

Our focus as a business is to help Irish Companies grow through exports. The delivery of an export shipment is the final stage of what can be a long process, a process which could have been in development for months to years from the initial opportunity. This careful planning process is a very important step to ensure a streamlined supply chain and successful business growth.  Irish Exporters have trusted in Ace Express Freight to deliver, and we continue to work as a key partner for exporting companies.

Can you give us some examples of how you have helped export customers?

Brexit created real challenges for exporters.  The changing requirements from free circulation to customs restrictions came into effect overnight for goods to the UK. Prior to this, the team had been advising customers on the changing requirements, and providing recommendations on what actions they needed to take. We provided Brexit consultancy via meetings, info emails, booklets, and online resources. We are still offering our clients ongoing customs advice and support, such as the new CDS system due to go live for imports into UK. 

What are the current opportunities exporters should be aware of?

There are always opportunities for willing companies. Supply challenges globally have created opportunities for the manufacturing sector.  Availability of product is key, and if companies can supply consistently, then doors are being opened for new customer opportunities. These customers can also be less price sensitive, as competition can be reduced. If nurtured these new relationships can lead to significant growth in the future.

How can you and Team Ace help them to maximize these opportunities?

Ace Express have a team with expert knowledge and insight, backed up by our partners local knowledge in each target export country. When customers are exploring opportunities, involving us early on can help reduce issues down the line. We can work with our customers and partners to develop tailored solutions to meet your exact export requirements.

One of the key areas we help our customers with is Customs. Ace Express has a full in-house clearance team, covering both Irish and UK Customs requirements. We also have scheduled departures to all of the EU, with defined transit times and excellent service levels. 

Do you have any advice for exporters who want to grow their UK & European business?

Yes, make connections,  go to trade shows, speak to partners and suppliers.  At many EU shows we have seen sections for Irish suppliers to showcase their capability. Partners like Enterprise Ireland offer great support, running regular trade missions.  

Talk to us about your International Exports

Ace Express Freight are one of the leading family owned freight and logistics companies in Ireland, with over 30 years of experience, full Ireland and UK distribution capabilities, and an impressive network of European & Global partners. As clients and partners of Enterprise Ireland and proud members of the Irish Exporters Association, we are working closely with Irish exporters to help them connect with new customers and expand their exports from Ireland

If you want advice on how you can grow your export business, just give me a call or drop me an email.

Tel: 00353(1) 8702860 

Are you attending the Export Industry Awards 2022 on 29th September? Look forward to meeting you there!   

Export Industry Awards 2022

Ace Express Freight are delighted to be sponsoring the Manufacturing Exporter of the Year category at this year's Export Industry Awards 2022 event. We have been providing tailored Freight & Logistics solutions to help local Irish exporters grow their business in the UK, Europe and Internationally; and we are over the moon that so many of our customers are being recognised for their international success! Good luck to all the finalists!