“Campaigners have worked for years to have the Electronic Trade Documents Act passed, and its introduction in mid-September will mark transformational change in digitalising international trade.
“With this major change, the UK’s sustainability efforts can be boosted by saving paper, but also cut processing time for trade documents down to mere seconds in some cases.
“SCC will work with our colleagues in the International Chambers of Commerce, with local Chambers and businesses across Scotland and the wider UK to ensure the full benefits of this are felt in global trade.
“This can also hopefully act as a beacon, leading towards further digitalisation of trade across the world. We also urge governments to accelerate their work to digitalise border processes.”