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Live Consultations

SCDI responds to many consultations every year. Our members shape our policy positions. We want to hear your views to inform our influencing of government, parliament and policymakers. This page shows what’s coming up.


The UK Government wants to establish up to ten freeports, which have different customs rules from the rest of the country, as part of its efforts to increase trade, attract investment and reduce regional inequalities.

The Department for International Trade is now looking for views on its plans. It says that these freeports will be created across the UK, including in Scotland. You can read more here.

Do you support the creation of new freeports? How attractive would freeports be to traders and investors? How would they impact your business, organisation or sector? Where should freeports be located in Scotland?

We would welcome views or evidence to before COB 3 April 2020.

Internationalisation and the Role of SDI

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is seeking views on the role of Scottish Development International (SDI) in supporting the internationalisation of the Scottish economy. You can read more here.

Is the Scottish Government ambitious enough in relation to exports? What barriers does your business face to exporting? Are you satisfied with the support available from SDI?

Please answer any or all questions in the template below and send to before COB 1 April 2020.


Internationalisation and SDI Response Template


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