SCC comments on start of formal UK/US trade negotiations

Commenting on the news that the UK and the US are to open formal negotiations on a future free trade agreement, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:


“This is great news. While the majority of Scottish businesses are focusing on the immediate crisis which COVID-19 has presented us with, it is vital that we continue to balance the need to keep our foot on the accelerator with regard to International Trade negotiations. Europe and the USA are key targets for us to sell Scottish products therefore critical to supporting Scotland’s recovery.

“The government has set a high ambition for talks with the USA. The devil is in the detail and it is therefore important to increase the pace over the coming months to ensure tangible benefits for Scotland.

“SCC are part of the UK’s Strategic Trade Advisory Group and have been already contributing into this particular trade agreement, with others to follow.”

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