The US Department of Agriculture (“USDA“) has published a request for comments on supply chains for the production of agricultural commodities and food products under the America’s Supply Chains Executive Order (“Supply Chain EO“). Issues for comment include processing and distribution, capacity and access issues in food production, and a range of risks that may impact supply chains. The USDA is the fourth agency to issue a request for comments under the Supply Chain EO. Security of food supply chains can be a consideration for foreign investment regimes, and one risk the USDA may consider is the threat to supply chains by foreign ownership.
To read more about this request for comments, and others issued under the Supply Chain EO, see our Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog.