March 13, 2020
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Wednesday that the White House is considering an executive order to reduce America’s dependence on foreign countries for supplying medical resources.
“China has managed to dominate all aspects of the supply chain using the same unfair trade practices that it has used to dominate other sectors — cheap sweatshop labor, lax environmental regulations and massive government subsidies,” Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said in an interview with the New York Times.
Navarro indicated that the widespread coronavirus infection demonstrated that the United States depended too much on countries like China.
Navarro said that the order would attempt a “synergistic combo” of streamlining regulations and improving manufacturing technology under the “Buy American” principle voiced by the administration.
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