The United States is the largest consumer market globally with a GDP of over $19.39 trillion and a population of 318.9 million. As one of the world’s most diversified economies, it accounts for almost 13% of global trade and 17% of global manufacturing. Ireland enjoys a unique advantage in trading with the US because of our deep historical links. Relations between the two governments are exceptional and cooperation at an institutional level is excellent including research, innovation and education. The US is Ireland’s second largest export market, with almost 800 Irish companies operating across the United States.