The future of the UK’s trade policy has been one of the most prominent elements of the Brexit debate, with questions arising relating to the UK’s ability to develop an independent post-Brexit trade policy and negotiate ambitious new Free Trade Agreements with the major emerging economies.
The Scotch Whisky Association has a long track record of successful involvement in trade policy matters, working closely with the European Commission. Trade policy tools, both at multilateral and bilateral level; have been vital in opening up new market opportunities for Scotland’s largest merchandise export.
Martin Bell is Deputy Director of Global Affairs for the Scotch Whisky Association, as well as External Trade Committee Chairman and Rapporteur on Korea for SpiritsEUROPE. He is an expert on trade, and has written extensively on the potential implications and opportunities of Brexit on the whisky industry.
This discussion will explore the potential requirements for creation of an independent trade policy function, and consider the possible priorities from a Scotch whisky industry perspective.
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