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2022 Supply Chain Ministerial 

The Supply Chain Ministerial, hosted by Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo, will be held virtually on July 19-20, 2022. 

In October 2021, President Biden hosted a supply chain summit with 14 countries and the European Union to discuss how we collectively tackle the immediate supply chain challenges. He announced that Secretaries Blinken and Raimondo would hold a follow-up Summit to keep making progress on the work to build long-term supply chain reliance for the future.

The United States and more than a dozen of our partners will gather to advance work to reduce and end near-term supply chain disruptions and collaborate to build supply chain resiliency to avoid future disruptions.  The Departments of State and Commerce are delivering solutions for the American people by working to alleviate supply chain disruptions and shaping policies that support transparent and resilient global supply chains.  The Departments are also working to mitigate future disruptions that could contribute to inflation and/or threaten the competitive system of global trade and U.S. businesses from growing.  By working aggressively with foreign partners, U.S. businesses, and stakeholders we can improve our supply chain resiliency and build more diverse sourcing networks.  We welcome this opportunity to hear from all our partners on solutions for an improved world. 

The Biden Administration believes inclusive economic growth is essential to making supply chains strong and resilient.  President Biden and Secretaries Blinken and Raimondo have prioritized ensuring not only business, but local officials, labor, civil society, and historically underrepresented voices are at the table as the global community charts a path forward on supply chain resilience.  This ensures that all stakeholders, including women, minority, and indigenous entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as labor representatives are at the center of the solution.  By also including local officials, we seek to ensure solutions are tailored to the specific needs and strengths of each community. 

Participating economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Get Involved

Join us for keynote remarks, which will be livestreamed to the public on  www.state.gov and www.YouTube.com/statedept.  

Starting July 19, you are welcome to engage with us – Department of State, participants, and stakeholders – in real-time on social media during the Ministerial by using the hashtag:  #SupplyChain. 

Join the Department of State and partner country representatives from across the globe alongside key industry, labor, civil society stakeholders, and participants at the Ministerial – to start an important conversation surrounding the challenges we face today in supply chains. Please bring your successes and best practices to share.  We are stronger together. 

Public Agenda

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Day 1

On July 19, at 8:00 a.m. ET, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez commenced the Ministerial with opening remarks. Following the plenary, stakeholders participated in four breakout sessions, including discussions in these key topic areas: 

  • Crisis response,  
  • Enabling investment environments for diversifying supply-chains,  
  • Transportation and logistics, and  
  • Labor and workforce development 
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Day 2

On July 20, at 9:00 a.m. ET, Secretary Blinken and Secretary Raimondo will provide opening remarks and share the United States’ priorities to address supply-chains’ disruptions in the near term and to build long-term resiliency. The Ministerial will conclude with readouts on breakout sessions, including recommendations, government interventions, and opportunities for further engagement.  

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Join the Conversation!   

This Ministerial is about solutions, about working together to reduce the complex, inter-related supply chain disruptions we have all felt. We want to engage in meaningful discussion about the challenges facing us all, the sticking points and your perspective on the way forward. The Ministerial is about inclusive economic growth and ensuring that everybody is part of the discussion. The State Department is your partner in solving supply chain disruptions and we need you to join us! 

Share Your Story

We want to hear about your experience and collect suggestions! Starting on July 19, the Department of State will be highlighting key messages from the Ministerial and engaging in conversation online.  

Use this hashtag on social media: #SupplyChain to join the conversation, share your story, experiences, and perspective with the world. Other industry and government leaders will be watching and looking for your best practices.  

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