The SWA works to ensure Scotch Whisky
has fair access to all markets worldwide.
Scotch Whisky is the world's number one
internationally traded spirit drink - last year exports were worth
With 90% of production exported to
around 200 countries, the modern Scotch Whisky industry depends
critically on access to overseas markets.
The Association's unique selling point
is its close working relationship with the UK and Scottish
Governments, the EU Commission and the World Trade Organisation to
ensure fair access for Scotch Whisky.
We work to open markets where they are
restricted or closed and to deal with market access problems as
Increasingly, this is not just a
question of tariffs and taxed but of a wide range of
behind-the-border rules, often justified on health or social
grounds, that can discriminate in practice against our product.