The Scotch Whisky industry continues to believe that it would be better for the UK to leave the EU with a deal that would minimise disruption to manufacturing and trade.
A no-deal exit, particularly in the run up to the busy festive period, would force unwelcome cost and complexity into the production and export of Scotch Whisky and risks impacting our global competitiveness.
We urge the government and MPs to work constructively together to enable the UK and the EU to agree on the terms of the UK's departure from the EU. This should ensure a stable transition during which Scotch Whisky can continue be exported efficiently to the EU, to countries outside the EU where we have benefited from EU trade agreements, and where our global legal protection is assured.
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SWA statement on Withdrawal Agreement
Our industry has consistently called for clarity over what that UK's new relationship with the EU will look like in practice, particularly on the continued protection of geographical indications, customs procedures and future trade policy.
Karen Betts Speech to Scotsman Food & Drink Conference
The water of life: how Scotland's national drink is confronting new challenges to thrive beyond Brexit
Scotch Whisky looks for continued growth through Brexit
The Scotch Whisky industry's recent growth must be maintained beyond Brexit, delegates at the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) conference heard today.
Scotch Whisky Association welcomes Brexit transition agreement
The Scotch Whisky Association has set out the priorities for the Scotch Whisky industry as the Brexit transition agreement is set to be approved by EU leaders.
Comment on PM Brexit speech
"The Prime Minister's speech has taken us closer to the clarity which key industries like Scotch Whisky require if we are to mitigate the risks and harness the opportunities of Brexit.
SWA comment on Brexit transition
SWA welcomes the clear progress made in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations
Growing Scotch Whisky in a time of change
SWA Article 50/Brexit statement
SWA response to FM speech on independence referendum
Scotch Whisky Brexit Brief
On balance, the draft Withdrawal Agreement and accompanying Political Declaration on the Future UK-EU Relationship stand up well against the Scotch Whisky industry's Brexit priorities.