US addresses supply chain issues

The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced a plan to address disruptions to the supply chain. The plan aims to eliminate bottlenecks and fight unfair trade practices.

The pandemic has exposed weak links in US businesses. Manufacturers are struggling to get raw materials, computer chips, and car parts. Healthcare workers have been unable to get medical products.

White House officials spent several months studying how to increase domestic manufacturing. They created a task force to reduce disruptions in construction, transportation, agriculture, and semiconductors. They also want to depend less on competitors such as China.

Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, says the approach to ensuring resilience in the supply chain is to look forward to emerging threats. She cited cybersecurity and climate issues.