Trump’s ‘vin­dic­tive’ ap­proach is im­pact­ing on Scots com­pa­nies

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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.”

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