Date lodged: 3 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what information the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe has sought from the UK Government regarding the impact of each product tariff on manufacturers under World Trade Organization rules, and whether it plans its own assessment of this.
Answered by: Michael Russell 16 November 2016
The manufacturing sector remains a vital part of the Scottish economy. The Scottish Government is well aware of its importance and the implications that Brexit will have on the sector, its associated industries and their supply chains. Our priority is to protect all of Scotland’s interests and we are considering all possible steps to ensure Scotland’s continuing relationship with the EU. The UK Government has yet to set out its preferred model to underpin the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Other member states are also yet to collectively set out the relationship that they would wish the EU to have with the UK in the future.