Date lodged: 15 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what input it has had in the UK Government’s discussions regarding a customs union or partnership when the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by: Michael Russell 29 May 2018
The Scottish Government has made its views clear repeatedly to the UK Government that if Brexit is to happen then Scotland and the UK should remain within the Customs Union. However, it is not clear what the UK Government’s position is regarding customs arrangements with the European Union following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, nor how the position of the Scottish Government has been considered by the UK Government.