Is the Scottish food and drink industry supported by the EU?

As well as supporting Scottish farmers to produce the food we all rely on, the EU single market allows Scottish produce to be marketed and sold free from barriers to trade and anti-competitive behaviour. Access to this market is hugely valuable to the Scottish Food and Drink sector and is a vital platform for the trading of Scottish products of origin.  

The EU has awarded Protected Status to a number of Scottish products, like Scottish smoked salmon, that has helped to differentiate Scotland from our international competitors.