Date lodged: 2 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what additional staff and resources it has provided to Scottish Development International to help increase the level of exports to the rest of the UK.
Answered by: Keith Brown 14 November 2016
Our trade and investment strategy published in March this year set out a comprehensive action plan to boost Scotland’s export activity and to make it clear that Scotland is open for business, including with the rest of the UK. Scottish Development International currently has sufficient resource within the UK to deliver that. The opening of an innovation and investment hub in London will play a crucial role in promoting Scottish goods and services to existing and new customers and markets in London and beyond.