Whisky: Exports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 23rd May 2018.

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Photo of The Earl of Kinnoull The Earl of Kinnoull Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether new tariffs would be payable during the transition period on Scotch whisky exports to all markets where EU trade agreements are currently in force.

Photo of Baroness Fairhead Baroness Fairhead The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The agreement reached between the EU and the UK on the terms of the Implementation Period sets out that the UK is to be treated as a Member State for the purposes of international agreements during the Implementation Period.

Therefore, the Implementation Period gives businesses certainty that common rules will remain in place until December 2020, meaning Scotch Whisky exporters will continue to trade on the same terms, including applying the same tariffs as now.

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