White House Announces Landmark Executive Order to End Reliance on China for Medical Supplies
White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro has announced that the Trump administration is working on an executive order to end supply-chain reliance for medical supplies with China.
The administration plans to issue this “Buy American” executive order in the upcoming days. They came to this determination after meeting with Republican Senators earlier this week.
At yesterday’s lunch I asked @POTUS to support our efforts to invest in diversifying our supply chain, especially in pharmaceuticals & medical equipment.
He agreed & his team led by by Peter Navarro are also working on an EO to help address this. https://t.co/WlX7u158rV
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 11, 2020
The order will stop the federal government from buying medical supplies, which includes gloves, face masks, and ventilators, from China. They have cracked down on the export of medical face masks in lieu of the pandemic, instead choosing to horde them, showing the ills of globalism.
Due to the coronavirus scare, Americans are learning just how dependent they are upon China for crucial and lifesaving goods. A shocking 90 percent of antibiotics used in the U.S. are manufactured in China. Navarro has confirmed that the administration no longer wants the country to be so reliant on China.
“China has managed to dominate all aspects of the supply chain using the same unfair trade practices that it has used to dominate other sectors — cheap sweatshop labor, lax environmental regulations and massive government subsidies,” Navarro told New York Times. “As President Trump has said, what we need to do is bring those jobs home so that we can protect the public health and the economic and national security of the country.”
Navarro laid out the Trump administration’s policy guidelines regarding China to CBS News:
Peter Navarro tells @CBSNews the Trump admin is looking to tighten domestic procurement through a 3-pronged strategy: “Buy American,” streamlining regulations, & incentivizing new technologies. The EO targets “essential medicines,” “medical countermeasures,” & their supply chains
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) March 11, 2020
“Nothing we do now will impede in any way our ability to get what we need when we need it from foreign sources,” Navarro said to CBS News.
China is not only preventing the world from recovering from the coronavirus, but they also caused the outbreak to worsen greatly by lying repeatedly and suppressing the science in order to save face for their authoritarian communist government.
“I don’t disagree that China’s scientists and doctors can, in some cases, be world-class and very professional. However, they have sitting next to them at every level of government a minder from the Chinese Communist Party, and I do not have any confidence in those party apparatchiks allowing China’s scientists or their doctors to speak freely to anyone outside of China, especially officials in the United States government,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said last month to admonish Chinese incompetence.
One long-term effect to the coronavirus outbreak may be public recognition of the dangers of globalism, in particular with how China has been empowered as a result of this predatory system.