Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South 4:30 pm, 20th December 2017

Before my hon. Friend moves away from India, may I draw his attention to the Scotch whisky industry? I am sure we will all partake of some of that industry’s goods during the next few weeks of the festive period. The Scotch whisky industry has flourished on the basis of free trade deals done through the EU, such as the one with Korea, but this Government are planning to walk away from those 57 EU bilateral trade agreements and try to reach free trade agreements with countries such as India, which will want to maintain its 150% tariff on Scotch whisky.