Exports to Netherlands ‘at risk’ due to Brexit
Scottish exports to the Netherlands worth more than £2 billion are at risk because of Brexit, according to the external affairs secretary.
Fiona Hyslop will highlight the trading relationship between the two countries during a series of engagements in The Hague today.
She is due to hold meetings with the Netherlands viceminister for European affairs, Thijs van der Plas, and Marjan Hammersma, the secretary general of the ministry for education, culture and science.
The Scottish Government said the latest data shows that in 2015 the Netherlands was Scotland’s second main export destination, worth £2.3 billion and representing 8% of the export total.
Ministers argue that the UK Government’s plan to leave the European single market and the customs union could threaten such trade.