Responding to news that the UK and US have agreed to suspend tariffs on Scotch whisky exports, cashmere and other products, Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston said:
“This is fantastic news and so important for my region."
“Everyone who works in the whisky sector will be raising a dram to the UK’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss for her efforts, and those of her team, in securing this important agreement. The US market is massive for our producers and it was iniquitous that a trade dispute with the EU over aviation should have led to tariffs in the first place."
“That injustice has now been reversed and our distilleries, which are so important for jobs and livelihoods across the Highlands and Islands, can now look forward to a major boost in this vital market.”