Drinks giant Diageo has hinted jobs at its Fife packaging plant are safe for the foreseeable future amid fears about the impact new US tariffs will have on the industry.
Scotch Whisky Association
Jobs in the Scotch whisky industry may be put at risk and sales could drop by 20% within a year due to new tariffs on exports to the US, it is claimed.
Single malt exports to the USA could fall by a fifth in the next year due to the introduction of a new import tariff from today.
Hundreds of jobs could be at risk in Tayside and Fife as a result of the US’ decision to place huge tariffs on goods including whisky and cashmere products.
Plans for 25% trade tariffs on Scotch whisky exported to the US are “profoundly worrying” for the industry and “in no-one’s interest”, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
An industry body has criticised plans for 25% trade tariffs on Scotch whisky exported to the US which have been approved amid a dispute with the EU over aircraft subsidies.
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Scotch Whisky tourism saw record numbers of visitors in 2018, with over 2 million visits to Scottish distilleries for the first time.
Growing export sales and new distilleries opening helped boost the value of Scotch whisky’s contribution to the economy, new research has shown.
Sales at Scotch whisky visitor centres topped £60m as they welcomed a record number of visitors last year.