• U.S. Chamber Comments on DOE's Request for Information (RFI) on Risks in the High-Capacity Batteries, Including Electric Vehicle Batteries Supply Chain

April 14, 2021

Dear Mr. Gillard: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Department of Energy’s Request for Information (RFI) regarding risks in the high-capacity battery supply chain, including as it relates to batteries for electric vehicles, data centers and telecommunications, and consumer devices.

In response to President Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains that led to this RFI, the Chamber issued the following statement:²

“The U.S. Chamber welcomes the Biden Administration’s focus on U.S. supply chain resiliency and we look forward to providing input on the administration’s supply chain executive order released today. The American public should never suffer from shortages of essential goods due to supply chain issues. We can mitigate risks to our supply chains by working with key international partners to diversify our supply chains and stockpiling select products – and we trust that the administration will engage closely with the private sector to ensure that any policy recommendations reject punitive approaches, new trade barriers, and one-size-fits-all solutions.”