Letter to Pharma requesting they replenish stockpiles for Brexit and further pandemic this winter

A letter from the Department of Health and Social Care has acknowledged that global supply chains were under “significant pressure, exacerbated by recent events with covid-19” and is asking companies to make stockpiling a key part of contingency plans.

SPS commentary:

The letter addresses re-routing away from the short straits, supporting ‘trader readiness’ for the new customs, centralised stock build and border arrangements, buffer stocks of medical supplies where possible, warehousing, regulatory flexibility, shortage management response, National Supply Disruption Response, and Northern Ireland Protocol.


British Medical Journal

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