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5/22/2020, 2:57 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK looking to stop dependency on foreign imports - report

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking to end the country's dependency on medical and other imports deemed significant in the time of the coronavirus-caused crisis, according to a report by the Sunday Times.

The plan, called "Project Defend," entails that government officials conduct new national security policy and pinpoint sensitive aspects of the domestic economy that may be exploited by foreign governments.

According to the plan, reportedly initiated by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Downing Street could also stop exports of certain essential products and could attempt to find a solution to issues in supply chains where the domestic companies depend on imported components.

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