On March 26, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it will hold a virtual forum on April 8, 2021 to allow the public to address policy objectives and concerns over President Joseph Biden’s Executive Order 14017, which seeks to address the need for resilient, diverse and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods. Under the executive order, the president directed numerous departments and agencies to submit reports within 100 days on certain findings and policy recommendations. See Update of February 28, 2021 for additional details. The comments received during the virtual forum are intended to assist the Department of Commerce in preparing the report.

Representatives from Commerce and other U.S. government agencies will serve on the virtual forum panel. The forum will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Registration is required and will close on April 1, 2021. Requests to make a presentation must also be received by that date. More information on the virtual forum is available at: https://www.bis.doc.gov/semiconductorforum.