CBA to White House: Suspend Actions that Could Undermine the Supply Chain
The Consumer Brands Association sent a letter to the White House last week to request it consider suspending regulatory actions that might undermine the supply chain during the coronavirus crisis.
Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Consumer Brands Association noted that the 20 million U.S. employees in the CPG industry are working to produce items critical to public health during this time. He put forth a series of immediate recommendations to help meet these needs.
These include requesting funds in upcoming emergency supplemental appropriations bills to mitigate supply chain disruptions and manage shortages; coordinate with state governors to ensure restrictions don’t affect manufacturing operations for essentials; establishing an Office of Supply Chain; including personal care and other necessities in Pandemic-Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other federal programs; and temporarily suspending new regulatory decisions that could hinder supply chains or take resources away from production and delivery of critical goods.