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Recent briefs by John:

US ban on personal data transfer will impact supply chains

President Biden has issued an Executive Order which will limit the transfer of personal data to certain countries on the grounds of security. Although the order makes it clear that international trade should not be affected, there will inevitably be indirect repercussions for global businesses, technology companies and consumers.

Italy develops distinct supply chain policies

The ‘Made in Italy’ brand is already well established, promoting Italian manufacturing excellence, especially in fashion and furniture industries. However, the concept has been further developed by Italy’s relatively new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, who has commented that the brand was “the most precious thing we have, provided we are able to defend and enhance it.”#SupplyChain

India imposes import ban on laptops and PCs

The Indian government has announced that, with immediate effect, the import of all laptops and personal computers into the country is to be banned without special licence. This will inevitably impact global manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, Acer and others as well as Indian consumers and businesses which are largely reliant on foreign made electronics.