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16 December 2021

SWA welcomes UK-Australia Trade Deal

Ian McKendrick
The SWA has welcomed the elimination of the 5% tariff on Scotch Whisky.

Commenting on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement, which eliminates a 5% tariff on Scotch Whisky, Scotch Whisky Association International Director Ian McKendrick said:

“The Scotch Whisky industry seeks to trade on a level playing field around the world – and that is what the UK-Australia trade deal delivers. The elimination of the 5% tariff on Scotch Whisky in the Agreement will help the industry continue to expand exports to Australia, which have almost doubled over the last decade.

“We look forward to working with the UK and Australian governments to implement the deal over the coming years and take advantage of any opportunity to address other regulatory barriers to trade.”