22 January 2024
by Alex Brinded

UK Government outlines critical import strategy

The new report outlines the UK Government's approach for building resilience into critical supply chains.

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The report, Critical imports and supply chains strategy, sketches the actions the Government is already taking and the next phase of work across five priority areas.

They include:

1. Making the UK government a centre of excellence for supply chain analysis and risk assessment.

2. Removing critical import barriers to support the UK’s business-friendly environment.

3.  Building the UK’s response to global supply chain shocks.

4.  Ensuring the UK can adapt to long-term trends.

5.  Expanding collaboration between government, business and academia.

Nusrat Ghani MP, the Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade, notes that, 'It is in light of the changes facing global supply chains, that the government committed in the Integrated Review Refresh 2023, to publish a Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy. This is the UK’s first overarching strategy focussing on reliable access to the goods we need now and in the future.'


Alex Brinded

Staff Writer