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Motion ref. S6M-00058

Impact on Scottish Agriculture of Tariff-free Trade Deals

Submitted by: Jim Fairlie, Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Bob Doris, Neil Gray, Emma Harper, Fiona Hyslop, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Colin Smyth, Collette Stevenson, Kaukab Stewart, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Elena Whitham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

That the Parliament recognises that agriculture is a vital part of Scotland’s economy, including in the Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituency; believes that it underpins the food and drink sector and has a huge role to play in achieving the country's climate change targets; considers that there might be potential for hugely-damaging consequences to the most remote rural communities from any tariff-free trade with major agricultural producer nations, and notes the view that, in its pursuit of trade deals, the UK Government must take due cognisance of the vulnerability of Scotland’s agriculture sectors.