Protective Clothing: Imports

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

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.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

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