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Take a look at this week's roundup of the most current and compelling industry news, updates, and trends related to OEMs and anything that impacts them. Read on to discover the latest in:

  1. Industry: How Coronavirus Could Impact Defense Supply Chain
  2. Trade War: U.S. Seeks Comments on Tariff Cuts for Chinese Imports
  3. Metal Trends: Copper Hits Four Year Low

Industry News

  • How Coronavirus Could Impact the Defense Supply Chain: As the American defense industry tries to assess the way forward under the new coronavirus pandemic, some analysts warn that it should keep a close eye on the lower tiers of its supply chain. (Defense News)
  • 6 Steps to Handle Supply Chain Disruption: The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus is crippling supply chains around the world. From internal decisions to how to work with suppliers and customers, MIT Sloan covers what to do now. (MIT Sloan)

Trade War & Global Relations

  • U.S. Seeks Comments on Tariff Cuts for Chinese Imports to Aid Coronavirus Battle: The Trump administration on Friday (3/20) said it was soliciting public comments on lifting additional tariffs on Chinese imports that could help the U.S. battle the coronavirus pandemic, showing some flexibility in its trade war against Beijing. (CNBC)

  • How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic: The coronavirus pandemic will change the world forever. To help  make sense of the ground shifting beneath our feet as this crisis unfolds, Foreign Policy asked 12 leading thinkers from around the world to weigh in with their predictions. (Foreign Policy

Metal Trends & Market Analysis

  • Copper Hits Four Year Low: Copper languished near four-year lows on Thursday (3/19) as the spread of the coronavirus intensified fears about global economic growth and demand for industrial metals. (Reuters

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