Shetland wool and lamb could benefit from Japan trade deal

Shetland wool and lamb products are likely to benefit from a new trade deal between the UK and Japan.

They are set to become officially recognised and protected Scottish products as part of the deal.

That will give them more recognition in the Japanese market, according to the Department for International Trade.

Native Shetland wool and lamb are two of the 15 Scottish products set to be protected in the deal.

The trade deal between the UK and Japan is the UK’s first major trade deal outside the EU, and could increase UK trade by £15.2 billion, the government says.



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  • John M Scott

    • September 12th, 2020 7:20

    This is the beginning of a process which will strengthen reasons for the United Kingdom to remain as a political entity. The next major trade deal expected will be CANZUK. This is a consortium of countries with strong historical ties and the same head of state: The Queen.

    The countries in question are: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Discussions are already underway in the respective parliaments. Shetland could be a major benefactor if this comes to fruition.


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