The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed the "new marketing opportunities" that will open up for the industry with the lifting of import tariffs on Scotch Whisky by eight Eastern European countries tomorrow.  From 1 July, there will be tariff free access to eight of the ten countries preparing to join the EU on 1 May 2004.  Under EU rules neither tariffs nor quotas can apply to goods being shipped within the Single Market.