Geopolitical Supply Chain

Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown – May 21st 2021

Businesses caught in the geopolitical crossfire as EU calls China’s bluff. The European Parliament has decided to halt the ratifying of a seven-year EU-China investment agreement signed in December. It is another sign of the deteriorating relationship between the EU and China but not surprising to us.  It is becoming more difficult for Beijing to …

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Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown – May 14th, 2021

Cyberattack targets U.S. pipelines A ransomware attack over the weekend forced Colonial Pipeline, one U.S biggest fuel pipeline operators, to shut down the bulk of a major fuel artery connecting refineries in Texas to the East Coast. Some 2.5 million barrels of petroleum products per day – around 45 percent of the East Coast’s supply …

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Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown- May 7th, 2021.

The EU and China’s relationship is growing in distrust.  The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was signed between Europe and China last year. The agreement is intended to increase investment between the EU and China by establishing a legal framework and common rules on issues ranging from state-owned enterprises to subsidy transparency. However, relations between China and …

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