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Promoting Supply Chain Resilience: Respond to USTR’s Request for Information


Comments due by April 22

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting public feedback to inform the development of trade and investment policy initiatives that promote supply chain resilience. As the USTR’s Request for Information (RFI) references the development of technical standards and regulations that support supply chain resilience—among other inquiries—ANSI encourages its stakeholders to respond by the April 22 submission deadline.

The RFI is the latest government effort to proactively strengthen domestic manufacturing and to secure trusted supply chains.

Last year, the Biden administration unveiled more than 30 new actions to strengthen U.S. supply chains during the inaugural convening of the new White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience (established in November 2023).

To help advance these priorities, the USTR is crafting a new approach to trade and investment policy that promotes supply chain resilience. In addition to requesting input on how technical standards and regulations support supply chain resilience, the RFI notice inquires how supply chain resilience can be measured, and the impacts of trade and investment policy on resilience. It also asks stakeholders to consider factors that are driving supply chain and sourcing decisions, and inquires how U.S. trade and investment policy, in conjunction with relevant domestic incentive measures, can better support growth and investment in domestic manufacturing and services.

The USTR will hold a public hearing beginning May 2; requests to testify at the hearing are due by April 12. Information collected through written comments and at the hearing will support USTR’s work within the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience.

Access the notice in the March 7 Federal Register to get additional details and requirements for submissions.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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