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Protective Clothing: Exports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Department of Health on the export of personal protective equipment from the UK; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

This Department has engaged regularly with the Department for Health and Social Care in relation to the UK’s response to Covid-19. This has included assistance to establish their export authorisation processes under the European Commission’s Regulation for the export of Personal Protective Equipment. The Government’s policy is now outlined here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-export-control-process.

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