Trump’s ‘vindictive’ approach is impacting on Scots companies
US President Donald Trump’s “vindictive” approach to trade is impacting hundreds of Scottish companies, the SNP has said.
MSP Gail Ross hit out after the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Spice) identified 600 firms that had been hit by trade tariffs imposed by the US in October.
Scotch whisky producers, as well as companies making cheese, shortbread, wool and cashmere, were among those affected.
Ms Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, said: “Hundreds of Scottish exporters have been hit by US tariffs, with the US taking an unpredictable, vindictive approach to trade negotiations.
“It beggars belief that the Tories want to rip up our trading relationship with Europe so they can cosy up to Donald Trump.”