Scotch Whisky is an international drink consumed in over 180 markets across the world. With 90% of Scotch exported, Brexit could have a fundamental impact on our industry - both in the EU27 market - and in emerging markets further afield.

Brexit represents a seismic shift for our industry and one which our members are working hard to plan and adjust for. 

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.

The SWA therefore supports approval of the two negotiated texts by the UK and European Parliaments.

If the deal is rejected, this will create considerable uncertainty for the industry and greatly increase the potential of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019.

The Scotch Whisky industry's latest Brexit Brief is available to read or download here.