July ’23 at-a-glance … supply chain

Bipartisan effort underway to assess U.S. supply chain effectiveness

The U.S. House and Senate have introduced compatible regulations that would require the Department of Commerce to produce a report providing recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of programs related to supply chain resilience, as well as manufacturing and industrial innovation. SB 2116 and HR 4279 are expected to pass.

House aims to escalate focus on forced Uyghur labor in supply chains

NAFEM is watching US HR 4452 that would amend the Securities Act of 1934 to require disclose of whether companies’ supply chains use forced Uyghur labor.

Agreement reached in Canadian dock strike

After just 13 days, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association agreed to a tentative four-year deal. The agreement still needs to be ratified by both sides, and no details about the terms have been made public.