This past year saw a continued trend in building supply chain resiliency, as this topic has grown increasingly important following Covid-19, the conflict in Ukraine, shifting landscape on tariffs, forced labor concerns and a number of other factors. Increasingly, supply chains are having to respond to policy concerns requiring shifting production away from China, either through onshoring or friend shoring as a means of strengthening US national and economic security interests.
In November, the White House convened the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience, acknowledging that protecting America’s supply chains is critical to national and economic security and publishing 30 new actions to strengthen America’s supply chains. This announcement came on the heels of a busy year regarding U.S.-China specific supply chain developments, which we explore below.
Below, we outline a number of the most significant legal developments in this space. Continue reading →