Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he is delighted to see tariffs removed between the United States and the UK.
Joining a Parliamentary debate on new free trade agreements virtually, Mr Menzies said: “As a proud Scot and one of the Prime Minister’s trade envoys, I was delighted by last week’s announcement that the Secretary of State and the Department for International Trade have secured a deal to remove export tariffs on Scotch whisky and a whole number of other products for sale to the United States.
“What estimate does my right hon. Friend make of the trade and investment benefits resulting from Scotland’s continued membership of the Union?”
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack told him: “This deal will be welcomed by businesses on both sides of the Atlantic because it will hopefully bring an end to harmful tit-for-tat tariffs.
“I agree with my hon. Friend, but to add to the point, the rest of the United Kingdom continues to be Scotland’s largest market for exports. It accounts for more than 60 per cent of all Scotland’s trade.”