Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore MP, has backed the UK Government’s drive to boost British food and drink exports.
The export action plan by Defra (The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs ) is designed to boost the economy by encouraging increased exports to growing markets such as China and India.
Trade bodies, including the Scotch Whisky Association, have been involved in drafting the export plan.
The BBC website quotes Mr Moore as saying: “Scotland’s food and drink is known across the world for its quality and this UK government initiative will help support our companies as they further develop their business with the rest of the world.
“We have been working hard to secure further footholds in emerging markets, including securing geographical indication protection for Scotch whisky. This action plan will help exporters make the most of the huge global opportunities available to Scottish companies and will, in turn, help create and secure jobs and boost our economy.”