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Protective Clothing: Imports

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 162579, tabled on 3 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of countries the UK has imported personal protection equipment from each month in the last six months.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 March 2021

We have continued to receive personal protective equipment (PPE) ordered earlier in the pandemic to provide a reliable and sustainable stockpile. The following table shows the available data on inbound supply from September 2020 to February 2021.

September 2020

China, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States of America, Vietnam

October 2020

Belgium, Cambodia, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

November 2020

Cambodia, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

December 2020

Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

January 2021

Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

February 2021

China, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

Alongside the central programme, some providers or wholesalers may have continued to procure stock from other countries.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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