Publication - Strategy/plan

Scotland: a trading nation

A plan for growing Scotland's exports.

Scotland: a trading nation
2. Strategic choices and our approach to developing the plan

2.1 The scope of A Trading Nation

This plan aims to understand how best to grow Scotland’s exports and how to best focus resources and policies to deliver that growth. We have done this by using data driven analysis and market intelligence to identify the priority sectors, markets and types of businesses where export growth will come from. We will work with partners – business organisations and networks, industry groups, the Scottish diaspora, universities, local authorities, UK government agencies and other bodies – to deliver this growth. The Export Plan will build upon existing economic strategies and the work of the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board. The plan will be a live document, to be updated and developed on a regular basis as situations change and more evidence becomes available.