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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global crisis, including notable disruptions of international trade and supply chains, which have presented new challenges and risks to companies doing business internationally. The pandemic also exposed vulnerabilities in supply chain infrastructure, such as a lack of diversity in suppliers, weaknesses in offshore sources of supply and insufficient contractual remedies to deal interruptions in the supply of key products and services, among others. What should companies be doing…

Included in the portfolio of emergency relief offered under the Senate‚Äôs $2 trillion coronavirus aid package is a direct loan program designed to provide financial assistance to mid-sized businesses suffering from the economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the broader mandate to the Department of the Treasury in connection with the relief programs created under the CARES Act, Title IV of the Act authorizes the Treasury to allocate $454 billion to…