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California business community responds to Governor Newsom’s executive order on the goods movement crisis

California business and industry groups representing every part of the supply chain released the following response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order regarding the crisis in the goods movement sector:

“While we support the governor’s response to this crisis, th Executive Order is a first of many steps in addressing the crisis unfolding at every level of the supply chain. There are additional real, tangible actions the governor could take to meet the moment and tackle this crisis head-on, but convening taskforces in 2022, delaying urgent actions for at least a month, and pushing funding discussions to the January budget proposal do not provide the sense of urgency needed to address this crisis now.

“Medical supplies, component parts for manufacturing, diapers and basic household necessities are sitting off the coast or in containers at the ports, while California-grown agricultural products are waiting to be exported around the world. Bureaucratic red tape and regulatory hurdles created this current crisis and must be addressed in both the short and long-term in order to allow the goods movement sector to move commerce in and out of our ports and drive our economy and job recovery forward.”

A statewide coalition sent a letter to the governor outlining specific action items that could be taken now that will help alleviate congestion now and into the future.

The coalition includes:

California Business Roundtable
California Retailers Association
California Business Properties Association
California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
Agricultural Council of California
California Grocers Association
California Trucking Association
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
National Federation of Independent Businesses, California
Southern California Leadership Council
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Business Federation (BizFed)
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Orange County Business Council

This article was released by the California Business Roundtable.