Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to seeking a resolution to US tariffs on Scotch whisky.
Boris Johnson made the commitment at Prime Minister’s Questions while answering a question put by Scottish Conservative MP David Mundell.
Mr Cameron said: “It is absurd that American consumers should have to pay extra to enjoy our whisky due to a dispute between the EU and the US over aviation."
“I welcome the robust line that the Prime Minister is taking to sort this out once and for all and, hopefully, before the end of the current presidential term. Whisky distilleries here in my region stand to benefit very significantly from a growth in exports that will generate more jobs and more investment."
“That is exactly what we need as we work to recover from the economic impact of the Covid pandemic.”