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October 13, 2021
Leaders Address Supply Chain Disruption at White House Meeting

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Business, labor and port leaders including the National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay met at the White House to consider steps that could begin solving the national and international supply chain issues that have lately plagued markets in the United States.

Shay stated that a united effort is necessary to address the current situation and establish long-term solutions to the challenges confronting global trade.

In a statement released by NRF, Shay said:

“We thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Buttigieg, Director Deese and Port Envoy John Porcari for their leadership to address the ongoing global supply chain disruption. It is critically important that we all come together, business, labor and government, to address the current issue regarding port congestion, and the long-term need to create a more reliable supply chain globally and within the United States. The retail industry greatly appreciates President Biden’s personal commitment to marshal the power of the federal government behind efforts to reduce the disruptions our members are currently facing, and retailers remain committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure consumers have access to the products and services they want and expect. NRF has been urging more focus and resources to address supply chain failures for many years, and we look forward to continued efforts that result in sustainable solutions for this growing problem.”

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