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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 press releases from each agency are included below.

Department of DefenseReportPress Release
Departments of Commerce & Homeland SecurityReportJoint Press ReleaseCommerce Fact Sheet
Department of EnergyReportPress Release
Department of AgricultureReportPress Release
Department of TransportationReportPress Release
Department of Health and Human ServicesReportPress Release

Companies operating in these critical supply chains should review these developments to consider how the policy recommendations and other measures announced by the Biden Administration or described in the Reports could increase their legal, regulatory, and compliance risks and obligations.  In the coming weeks, we will be publishing deeper-dive posts on this blog identifying some of the areas that we believe in-house counsel and compliance professionals should keep in mind.  Stay tuned.


Kerry Contini is a partner in the Firm’s Outbound Trade Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has served as co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono committee for several years and has managed award-winning pro bono work involving Baker McKenzie professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has written on export controls and trade sanctions issues for several publications, including The Export Practitioner and Ethisphere. Kerry is a co-chair of the Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2005 and became a full-time associate in 2006.


Aleesha Fowler is an associate in the Washington, DC office. She represents domestic and international corporate clients on a range of litigation and compliance matters, including criminal and civil investigations brought by the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She regularly advises clients on white collar criminal matters, and has significant experience in handling investigations that raise issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the US False Claims Act. Aleesha's pro bono practice is focused on providing legal advice and representation to incarcerated clients seeking parole and other available remedies.


Ryan Orange is a Paralegal - ICT in Baker McKenzie Washington, DC office.

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