13th August 2020

Commenting on the latest review of the US’ tariffs list on EU & UK goods, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“The decision by United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to remove extra tariffs imposed on Scottish shortbread and to avoid adding more trade taxes on our gin and blended whisky exports is a ray of light through the storm of this damaging trade dispute.

“It is now more important than ever that the UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss MP redoubles her efforts to have further tariffs that have been imposed on Scotch whisky and cashmere knitwear lifted. Now is the time to prove our mettle as a global trading nation by seeking a bilateral UK/US solution.’’

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