By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US mask manufacturer exports redirected & US PPE export controls

Last week (3 April 2020), the US invoked the Defence Production Act, which compels US manufacturer 3M to prioritise orders of masks (N95 respirators) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and to export increased numbers of masks made in its overseas factories to the US. 3M issued a statement also saying that the US government has requested it cease …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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