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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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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