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Aberdeen to host second UK trade meeting with United States - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Aberdeen to host second UK trade meeting with United States

Aberdeen is about to host the second spherical of talks geared toward boosting the UK’s £200bn trade partnership with the United States.

The UK International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, will welcome her US counterpart, Ambassador Katherine Tai, alongside with leaders from Scottish and UK governments on Monday.

During the meeting, the UK Government has stated dialogue will give attention to “priority areas” together with digital and innovation, inexperienced trade, supporting small and medium enterprises, and provide chain resilience.

It comes after newest figures from the UK trade division present that US funding helps over 100,000 jobs and generates almost £50bn for the Scottish economic system.

The figures additionally revealed that just about 1 / 4 of Scotland’s service exports are to the US, with virtually two thirds of Scotch whiskey exported to the United States coming from Scotland.

The Trade Secretary met with representatives from Scotland’s food and drinks business on Sunday night, which included Walker’s shortbread and dumpling maker Clootie McToot.

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