Whisky: USA

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of John Nicolson John Nicolson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she has taken to help end tariffs applied to Scotch Whisky exports to the US.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Government continues to lobby the US and the EU for the settlement of the Airbus/Boeing disputes and the removal of tariffs. The UK has held multiple meetings and calls with the highest levels of the US administration, including with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer; US Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin; US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross; and US Ambassador Woody Johnson. In early August, Liz Truss visited the United States and successfully argued against any additional tariffs disproportionately impacting the UK. The UK is pushing both the EU and the US to settle these disputes.

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