How will the SNP boost trade and exports in Europe?

We have established Innovation and Investment Hubs in London, Brussels, Dublin, Berlin and Paris, as part of wider work to support trade, investment, innovation and inter-governmental relations with Europe. The Hubs provide a platform for collaborative activity to increase exports and attract investment to Scotland.

We have also set up a new Board of Trade in the Scottish Government, to boost the number of exporters, to help join up services and support and increase the number of exports to new markets.

The SNP Scottish Government are also expanding the network of in-market specialists to identify untapped potential in overseas markets and support Scotland’s exporting interests.

We will also double the number of Scottish Development International staff working across Europe to support investment and trade opportunities for Scotland. These additional resources will work to identify, nurture and develop new opportunities for Scottish companies in priority sectors and markets.