Shipping: Taiwan

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 18 January 2021.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the increased shipping costs for businesses in the UK importing products from Taiwan using shipping containers, and what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to those businesses.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have not conducted an assessment on imports from Taiwan. Government has been working closely with the freight sector and wider business to mitigate the impact on UK supply chains of this global container issue.

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