As our world becomes increasingly globalized, supply chain markets continue to expand across borders, leading to greater international trade opportunities. However, these opportunities come with challenges, including navigating the complex web of local policies and regulations that differ from region to region.
In this blog post, we will focus on the impact of local policies on international supply chain markets, specifically in the area of government support. By examining the policies of two key players in the global market – China and the United States – we will illustrate how a supportive policy environment can encourage the growth of international supply chains.
China has emerged as a leader in the international supply chain market, with a strong emphasis on technology and innovation. The Chinese government supports this growth through various policies, including tax incentives, subsidies, and investment funds to encourage foreign investment in the country.
For example, in 2020, the Chinese government launched a $29 billion fund to support the development of its semiconductor industry, a crucial sector in the global supply chain. By providing financial support and creating a favorable investment environment, the government has helped to build a strong and competitive industry.
The United States also recognizes the importance of the supply chain industry and has implemented policies to support its growth. In recent years, the government has allocated funding to support infrastructure improvements, aimed at improving the efficiency of the country's transportation and distribution systems.
In addition, the US has implemented trade policies such as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs for businesses. The agreement eliminates certain tariffs and streamlines customs procedures, making it easier for businesses to move goods across borders.