Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

3M denies masks destined for Germany were seized in Bangkok and re-routed to US

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

“We cannot speculate where this report originated.”

US, Minnesota-based, 3M is denying allegations that 1000s of its face masks, heading for Germany, were ‘seized’ during transit in Bangkok and diverted to the US. The incident is reported to have occurred on April 3. 3M has explained to Germany’s DPA News that it had received no reports of masks being seized or any other paperwork on such a shipment heading to Germany.

The 3M Company is an American multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, US health care, and consumer goods.

Andreas Geisel, the interior minister for Berlin state, claims that around 200,000 N95 masks were “confiscated” in Bangkok as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand.

He accuses the US of “modern piracy” saying that a shipment of medical masks intended for German police were reportedly diverted to the US. He is pressing for the German government to intervene and demand that Washington follows international trade rules.

“This is no way to treat trans-Atlantic partners. Even in times of global crisis, there should be no Wild West methods.”

The masks had been manufactured by a Chinese company for 3M, but UK’s The Guardian reported that the company denied the incident happening at all.

“3M has no evidence to suggest 3M products have been seized. 3M has no record of any order of respirators from China for the Berlin police.”

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

20 year old arrested for online alternative vaccine scam

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Delta variant now the predominant strain, 78% of Thai infections

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Controversial food delivery only rule faces criticism

Sponsored21 hours ago

Tour Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Drugs15 hours ago

Expat arrested on drug charges allegedly claims to be a local “Robin Hood”

Thailand15 hours ago

Thai Airways selling 10 properties to raise capital

Best of15 hours ago

The 5 Best Cafes in Koh Samui

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand16 hours ago

Thailand News Today | record Covid deaths, ban on ‘mass gatherings’ | August 4

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Vaccine updates for expats; hospital extends hours to accelerate vaccinations

Guides16 hours ago

8 things to do correctly in Thailand

Best of17 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 most absolutely luxurious hotels

Myanmar18 hours ago

Myanmar envoy updated to Brunei’s 2nd Foreign Affairs Minister

Thailand19 hours ago

Thailand’s national parks ban the use of some sunscreens containing particular chemicals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)19 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: 20,200 new cases, provincial totals

Guides19 hours ago

Visa Exemption Rule – 56 countries to enter Thailand without a visa

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Third phase testing successful for Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending