Date lodged: 9 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it will establish the ministerial trade board referred to in the 2016-17 Programme for Government; what its (a) budget, (b) remit and (c) membership will be, and when it will first meet.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 21 September 2016
As stated in ‘Global Scotland’, Scotland’s Trade and Investment Strategy 2016-21, published in March this year, the Scottish Government is committed to establishing a Ministerial-led Trade Board. We are currently discussing with public and private sector partners a delivery plan. Budget, remit and membership will be considered as part of these discussions.