Following our first two short videos on key trends (see here) and the semiconductor supply chain (see here), Baker McKenzie is pleased to launch the third in our Biden Supply Chain Policy video series focused on the large-capacity batteries supply chain. This is another of the critical supply chains that has been a particular focus of the Biden Administration’s supply chain policies.
Large-capacity batteries are an important part of the energy transition. Demand for these batteries is expected to continue to rise along with the increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and the general trend towards clean energy supply chains. In an effort to meet this increased demand, the Biden Administration is pursuing policies intended to increase domestic production of large-capacity batteries while also seeking to address environmental and human rights issues in these supply chains.
In this video Kerry Contini (Partner, Washington DC), Christine Streatfeild (Partner, Washington DC), Rafic Barrage (Partner, Washington DC), and Doug Sanders (Partner, Washington DC) discuss some of the key legal and compliance considerations for companies operating in this supply chain with a specific focus on the environmental, trade and tax implications.
In the coming days we will launch two more videos focused on the business and legal implications of the Biden Administration’s policies on the remaining two other critical supply chains that have been a major focus of the Administration’s efforts so far: critical minerals and strategic materials supply chains, and pharmaceutical supply chains.
We hope that you find this discussion to be helpful and encourage you to reach out to us to discuss what the Biden Administration’s supply chain policies may specifically mean for your business.
Click here to watch Video 3: Biden Supply Chain Policy on Large-Capacity Batteries