Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.


Ireland is an island nation located in northwestern Europe in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe (2).

Ireland’s natural resources include zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, silver (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 70.4%, industry 28% and agriculture 1.6% (2013) (1).

Ireland’s agriculture products include barley, potatoes, wheat, beef, dairy products (1). Its industries include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices (1).

Ireland’s top exports commodities include machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, live animals, animal products (2). Its top imports commodities include data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing (2).

Ireland’s mains ports and terminals are Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes and Waterford (2).

Trade Statistics
In 2013, Ireland was the United States' 14th import partner (3). And in 2012, United-States was Ireland’s 6t main export partner and 2nd main import partner (1).

Florida’s top exports to Ireland include Medicaments of Mixtures, Civilian Aircraft, Engines, and Parts, Veg Material, Raw Malt, Opt Fibers and Bund, 1517 Margarine, Chemical Wood pulp, Dissolving Grades. Florida’s top imports from Ireland include Heterocyclic Comp, Nit Hetero-Atoms Only, Ethyl Alcohol, Spirit Beverage, Hormones, Electric Generating Sets and Rotary Converters and horses (4).

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods import from Ireland in 2013: 31,496.2 million of U.S. dollars (5)
  • United States’ goods exports to Ireland in 2013: 6,639.6 million of U.S. dollars (5)
  • Florida’s merchandise exports to Ireland in 2013: 172,582.9 Thousands of US Dollars (4)
  • Florida’s merchandise imports from Ireland in 2013:  173,670.7 Thousands of US Dollars (4)
  • Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and Ireland in 2013: 346,253.6 Thousands of US Dollars (4)
  • Imports from Ireland to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $0 (6)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Ireland in 2010: $10,620,243 (6)

Export Companies 
Ireland owns 10 companies in Tampa Bay (7)

Company City Parent Country # of Employees 6 Digit NAICS Titles
Amerimix Industries Inc Auburndale Ireland <10 339999: All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Apac-Southeast, Inc. Tampa Ireland 300 to 499 237310 - Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
Bonsal American, Inc. Tampa Ireland 50 to 99 327999 - All Other Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Cooper Notification, Inc. Sarasota Ireland 50 to 99 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equip
Crystal's International Inc Plant City Ireland 10 to 29 311423 - Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing
Kerry Inc Plant City Ireland 10 to 29 311423 - Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing
Mastertaste Inc. Lakeland Ireland 50 to 99 311930 - Flavoring Syrup and Concentrate Manufacturing
Mmi Products, Inc. Tampa Ireland 100 to 299 423320 - Brick, Stone and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers
Trane U.S. Inc. Tampa Ireland 100 to 299 333415 - Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial
Willis North America Inc. Tampa Ireland 10 to 29 524210 - Insurance Agencies and Brokerages

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ei.html
  2. http://www.infoplease.com/country/ireland.html
  3. http://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/build/groups/public/@tg_ian/documents/webcontent/tg_ian_003364.pdf
  4. http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/profile-fl-top-trade-partners-ireland.pdf
  5. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c4190.html
  6. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/IRL/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php
  7. http://www.tampabay.org/sites/default/files/NEW%202011%20FDI%20STUDY_0.pdf