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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11175: Stewart Stevenson (Banffshire and Buchan Coast)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether Scottish salmon exports will be subject to World Trade Organization rules and tariffs after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 September 2017

The Scottish Government continues to seek to influence the UK Government in a way that protects Scotland’s interests, and to highlight the benefits of keeping Scotland and the UK as a whole in the EU Single Market and customs union. This includes ways to prevent the potential imposition of tariff and non-tariff barriers, which would cause significant harm to Scottish seafood exports.