To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many Scottish companies which had not previously taken part in a trade mission were invited on the last trade visit to China in 2017.
All UK companies, including those located or operating in Scotland, are able to access the Department for International Trade's (DIT) national events and missions programme. This is viewable on great.gov.uk which is promoted nationally.
The most recent trade mission to China in 2017 was for the Airports sector and ran from 27th _ 30th November. One Scottish company took part in this trade mission. They have received ongoing support from DIT.