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Policy Watch: Global Supply Chains - Meeting the Challenge in the Post-Pandemic Economy
JULY 15, 2021
For decades, global supply chains have become increasingly integral to the US economy and have been embraced by businesses because they increase efficiency and US competitiveness. But over the past several years, criticism has grown beyond the argument that US jobs are being exported to include concern about a more hostile and competitive global landscape. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and lockdowns were imposed, causing major disruptions to supply chains. As the pandemic began to ease and demand for goods increased, the enormous container ship Ever Given was grounded in the Suez Canal for six days, raising fears of even greater commercial chaos due to further interruptions of supply chains.
This truly unprecedented turn of events has unleashed challenges to US reliance on global supply chains.
Join the discussion to learn more about the role of global supply chains in the US and global economy and how business leaders and public policy officials can best manage global supply chains' economic and security challenges in the post-pandemic economy.
As an attendee of this webcast, you will learn about:
- The evolving role of global supply chains in global trade over the years.
- The intersection of trade, supply chains, and national security.
- How risk assessments affect business decisions regarding global supply chains.
- How business leaders and policymakers can address the varying supply chain risks.
Who Should Attend: Business executives and public policy experts interested in learning more about the post-pandemic economy, the impact of US debt and deficits on economic growth, as well as solutions to these challenges.