Green Imports

De-incentivising Harmful Imports

ALBA Party supports the pursuit of a strategy of Green Import Substitution, de-incentivising environmentally harmful imports and instead replacing these with domestically made, environmentally-friendly alternatives. This would help Scotland establish and grow innovative land-based businesses, advanced design partnerships and low carbon manufacturing industries.

We call for an industrial strategy which encourages the use of locally sourced goods and materials wherever possible to reduce carbon emissions and increase Scotland's domestic productive capacity..

ALBA recognises that some of the powers needed to deliver this are reserved at Westminster, but there are ways this can be done under devolution. We also call for public procurement contracts to be designed to give domestic businesses the best chance of success and deliver long term contracts to give businesses the confidence to scale up.