Salmon Scotland fears a ‘trade war’ with the EU

Scottish farmed Atlantic salmon . Photo: Adobe Stock.
Scottish farmed Atlantic salmon . Photo: Adobe Stock.

Salmon Scotland has raised fears that a 'trade war' with the EU. Media reports suggest that UK Government ministers want to urgently amend the Northern Ireland protocol. It has sparked concerns of retaliatory action by the EU.

Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland, said: "A trade war should be avoided at all costs. Like many sectors, our members have spent months addressing the challenges of Brexit, including the extra paperwork required."

Scottish salmon is the UK's biggest fresh food export, with sales of £372million to EU countries last year – accounting for 61% of global Scottish salmon exports. This makes a huge contribution to the UK economy and supports thousands of jobs in rural Scotland.

"As demand for our world-renowned Scottish salmon continues to soar, we urge the UK Government to navigate a way through this that doesn't harm vital trade deals," he demanded.

Early this week, we informed about how salmon is allowing Scotland's economic recovery.

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