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Buy America Meets Strategic Autonomy

June 28, 2021 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

A conversation with Kerstin Jorna and Peter Harrell on Supply Chains, Domestic Priorities, and Transatlantic Collaboration

In February, President Biden signed an executive order that launched a 100-day review of supply chains in the semiconductor, battery, minerals, and pharmaceutical industries. The conclusions, to be released by the White House shortly, could have major implications for national security and public health. The results of the review may also bolster the consistently strong theme across the Administration's goals to "Buy American."

Across the Atlantic, the European Commission has announced their goals aimed at making EU industries more competitive globally, transitioning to a digital economy, and enhancing Europe's strategic autonomy. In an update released last month, the Commission further outlined lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, the resilience of the Single Market, its commitment to strategic autonomy, and its transition towards a green and digital economy.

As the U.S. completes its supply chain review and the EU moves towards its domestic policy objectives, several questions remain. What do "Buy American" and "Strategic Autonomy" policies mean for the future of the transatlantic relationship? What are the similarities and differences of the EU and U.S. approaches? And, what areas for cooperation exist? CSIS is pleased to host Mrs. Kerstin Jorna, European Commission Director General of Internal Market and Industry, and Peter Harrell, Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness for the National Security Council, for a conversation on supply chains and the transatlantic relationship. The conversation will be moderated by Bill Reinsch, CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business and Senior Adviser. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an engaging, informative event.

This event was made possible by general support to CSIS.
Director General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, European Commission
Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, White House National Security Council
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS