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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04213: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the likely impact of Brexit on Scotland’s food and drink exports (a) to the EU and (b) through EU free trade agreements.

Answered by: Michael Russell 15 November 2016

Food and Drink Exports from Scotland were valued at £4.9 billion in 2015, with 40% going to the EU. We are working closely with stakeholders across the food and drink industry, including the industry leadership body, Scotland Food and Drink, to establish the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s trade within the EU and through wider free trade agreement.