Biden's supply chain review recommends 'judicious' use of Defense Production Act

Biden's supply chain review recommends 'judicious' use of Defense Production Act


The Biden administration has completed its 100-day review of four critical supply chains and is recommending remedies for supply chain deficiencies through the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) and a host of other measures.

President Joe Biden’s review, launched via executive order in February, specifically focused on semiconductors, large batteries, rare earth metals, and pharmaceutical ingredients.

BIDEN ORDERS SUPPLY CHAIN REVIEW FOR BATTERIES, SEMICONDUCTORS, EARTH MINERALS, & PHARMACEUTICALS

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Senior administration officials told reporters Monday evening that while each of the aforementioned areas will receive its own set of unique recommendations, the overarching theme is simple: The United States must invest in domestic production, research, and development while working in partnership with allies to reduce the international community’s collective supply chain reliance on single nations, specifically China.

The officials notably discussed how the coronavirus pandemic shed new light on leveraging the Defense Production Act in a “thoughtful” and “judicious” manner and said to expect additional

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