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Domestic Appliances: Counterfeit Manufacturing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 214117, tabled on 29 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding to Safety at Ports and Borders to prevent counterfeit and substandard electrical goods from being imported.

Answered on

6 February 2019

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is providing increased support for local authority led teams at ports and borders, including the National Trading Standards Safety at Ports project. This aims to improve the capacity and capability of local Trading Standards conducting checks on goods entering the country.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy