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A preliminary review of international approaches to supporting the manufacturing supply chains and workforce

Published on May 1st 2020

Covid-19: International manufacturing policy responses – A preliminary review of international approaches to supporting the manufacturing supply chains and workforce (2020). 

A report for the Advanced Manufacturing Directorate of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

This report offers a preliminary review of international policy responses aimed at mitigating the potential impacts of COVID-19 on manufacturing. The review covers a selection of 11 countries (plus the European Union), which are at different stages of their response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The aims of the review are to inform UK policy responses aimed at addressing the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on manufacturing by: Reviewing emerging international policy approaches in selected countries to supporting manufacturing supply chains and the workforce following the global COVID-19 outbreak; Characterising the main focus areas identified by national governments, including the mobilisation of the manufacturing base to provide critical supplies, workforce retention, and emergency financial support; Providing insights into practical implementation mechanisms.

Countries reviewed: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, European Union

 

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