NEW Trump Executive Order Will end Medical Supply Reliance on China

  • 2020-03-12
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
NEW Trump Executive Order Will end Medical Supply Reliance on China
 
President Trump is taking "buy American" to the next level with a new executive order that will aim to end the reliance on China for medical supplies.

According to The Daily Caller:

White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro confirmed Wednesday the administration is working on an executive order to eliminate the government’s reliance on foreign-made medical supplies.

The “Buy American” order comes on the heels of concerns expressed by senators during their Tuesday meeting with President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill.

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said that during the meeting on easing coronavirus-related financial pressures on Americans, he asked Trump to support the Senate’s “efforts to invest in diversifying our supply chain, especially in pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.”

The order would prevent federal agencies from purchasing medical supplies, including face masks, gloves and ventilators, from China.

Ninety percent (90%) of all antibiotics are manufactured in China.

 Source: TTN

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