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Burma

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what imports to the UK came from Burma in the first six months of 2006, broken down by value of category of import. (100296)

Information on the UK’s imports of goods from Burma by product is given in the following table.

UK imports of goods from Burma: January to June 2006 at two digit Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) level

SITC

Description

£000

03

Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc. (not marine mammals)

3,625

05

Vegetables and fruit

359

07

Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

107

24

Cork and wood

486

51

Organic chemicals

17

52

Inorganic chemicals

25

59

Chemical materials and products nes

39

63

Cork and wood manufactures (excluding furniture)

928

64

Paper, paperboard, and articles of paper pulp; etc.

41

65

Textile yam, fabrics, made-up articles, nes

63

66

Non-metallic mineral manufactures

10

69

Manufactures of metal nes

114

71

Power generating machinery and equipment

31

72

Machinery specialised for particular industries

61

75

Office machines and ADP equipment

132

76

Telecoms and sound recording and reproducing apparatus

15

77

Electrical machinery, appliances, nes and parts thereof

116

78

Road vehicles

10

81

Prefabricated buildings; sanitary, plumbing, heating, lighting

23

82

Furniture, bedding, mattresses, cushions and similar stuffed furnishing

662

83

Travel goods, handbags and similar containers

12

84

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

5,806

85

Footwear

828

89

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes

129

9-

Commodities and Transactions not elsewhere classified in the SITC

90

Total

13,729

nes = not elsewhere specified. Note: Further detail is available in OTS publications and from the website www.uktradeinfo.com Source: HM Revenue and Customs Overseas Trade Statistics

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies (a) import and (b) sell Burmese timber in the UK. (100297)

The information is as follows:

(a) For reasons of confidentiality, HM Revenue and Customs do not publish company information at the level of detail required by this question.

(b) This information is not collected.