The UK’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has traveled to Scotland to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on the UK economy.
During the visit, the minister met with David Frost, the Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association and discussed the possible impact that Brexit could have on the Scotch industry. Scotch whisky is the UK’s biggest net goods export. It is reported that Dr Fox vowed to whisky exporters that he would tackle export barriers as part of his pledge to “secure the best possible deals for the whole of the UK.”
Dr. Fox also met with Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, and Lord Dunlop, Scotland Office Minister, to discuss the significance of cross-governmental working as the UK seeks future trade opportunities post-Brexit and with the Confederation of British Industry Scotland.