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On February 24, 2022, various U.S. government agencies published their respective reports on supply chain policies for six key industrial bases pursuant to Executive Order 14017, “America’s Supply Chains” (the “Reports”). These Reports identify key weaknesses in some of the nation’s most crucial supply chains and offer multi-year strategies to help address those weaknesses. The White House issued this statement and capstone report following the publication of the Reports. Links to the Reports and corresponding…

On January 26, 2022, the US Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor, Homeland Security and the Office of the US Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a joint advisory (the “Advisory”) that highlights certain supply chain-related risks for companies whose business and supply chains may touch Burma/Myanmar. This is a continuation of a recent trend in which the US Government has issued advisories highlighting compliance and related risks in certain countries and regions, often emphasizing supply chain risks. For…

Baker McKenzie’s Import and Trade Remedies Blog has published a new post on the EU’s draft regulation that seeks to introduce new due diligence requirements aimed at tackling deforestation and forest degradation. This new proposal aims to repeal and replace the existing EU Timber Regulation, which imposed due diligence requirements on certain timber products for several years. These developments reflect the increased scrutiny around deforestation and forest degradation. Companies should therefore be prepared to conduct…