British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said U.S. tariffs on Scottish malt whisky should be removed, declaring “we will fight it every step of the way.”
The U.S. imposed a 25% tariff on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky in October 2019.
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“We will continue to take a very robust line,” Johnson told parliament, according to Reuters. “It cannot be right that American consumers should continue to pay over the odds for Scotch (whisky). It cannot be right that this discrimination should continue, and we will fight it every step of the way.”
Johnson said he has addressed the issue several times with President Trump.
The Scotch Whisky Association said exports of Scotch Whisky to the U.S. have