Reptiles: Imports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many reptiles were imported into the UK from (a) within and (b) outside the EU each year between 2001 and 2013.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The data are for commercial imports of reptiles to the UK. They were extracted from TRACES through the data warehouse facility on 27 February 2014 by searching for commodity codes 010620 (reptiles including snakes and turtles). It should be noted that full data are only available from 2005 onwards as not all EU member states were using TRACES prior to this date.

  Intra Community Third Countries
2005 2,007 157,410
2006 1,470 175,571
2007 520 206,005
2008 1,822 245,941
2009 2,042 202,439
2010 1,269 171,531
2011 17,923 151,715
2012 8,430 154,768
2013 2,463 129,592

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