U.S. Government to Review Nation’s Supply Chains

President Biden this week signed an executive order calling for a 100-day review of U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, and semiconductors to identify vulnerabilities that might impact key sectors of the economy. The new order will include reviews for defense, public health, IT, energy, transportation, and food production — and is intended to lead to policy ideas that will both increase domestic production for critical inputs and stabilize relationships with international partners to ensure reliable trade.

The National Association of Manufacturers said it shared the administration’s goal of increasing manufacturing investment in the U.S. 2/25/2021