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Defining critical infrastructure and maintaining global supply chains

18 Apr 2020
All Committees

On 17 April, AmCham EU sent a letter addressed to Commissioner Thierry Breton calling for a coordinated response to the COVID-19 crisis with regard to defining critical sites and infrastructure and maintaining global supply chains.

Our companies operate in a large variety of sectors, many of which are affected by the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Our member companies are facing new challenges as they adapt to the current circumstances. Maintaining a reliable supply of products and services is necessary for European citizens and the economy. Our members believe that clarity is essential to minimise any disruptions in the production and delivery of critical products and services.


In our letter, AmCham EU calls on the European Commission to take all the necessary actions to ensure that global supply chains remain open and to counter any opportunistic protectionism. Moreover, AmCham EU asks that essential services, infrastructure and manufacturing sites all over Europe are kept open. The letter identifies the number of sectors that should be considered as critical and essential.

Read the full letter here.