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S5W-00974: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 21 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government, (b) Canadian Government and (c) European Commission regarding the potential impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on devolved competencies.

Answered by: Keith Brown 12 July 2016

The former Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment wrote to the UK Government's Secretary of State for Agriculture, Rural Affairs and the Environment about protected food names in the comprehensive economic and trade agreement in September 2015. Scottish Government officials met with trade representatives from the Canadian High Commission in March and May 2015 and had high level discussions on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.