SWA submission to Treasury Committee Inquiry
12 Nov 2015
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)works to sustain Scotch
Whisky's place as the
world's leading high-quality spirit drink and its long-term growth
member companies account for around 95% of the industry. We work
market access, a competitive and sustainable business environment,
the category 'Scotch Whisky' against unfair competition, and
responsible use of alcohol.
Securing the best possible commercial environment for Scotch
Whisky is vital to the
Scottish economy, as Scotch Whisky represents around 10% of all
Scottish exports to
the EU. It is also important to the wider UK economy, as the
£4bn in exports annually, a third of which goes to the EU.
We therefore welcome the Committee's inquiry into the economic
costs and benefits of the UK's membership of the European Union.
addresses various issues raised in the inquiry's Terms of