Legislative loopholes threaten North American EV value chain buildout
Attempts to develop the continent’s supply chain requires water-tight legislation to ensure localisation.
The success of the joint efforts of the US and Canada to construct their cross-border, ‘in-house’ EV supply chain rests upon the tightening of potential legislative loopholes, business leaders in the industry have warned.
Chris Burns, CEO at Australian battery materials Novonix, welcomes the legislative building blocks which are “are all set and actually being put in place”. However, Burns highlights the importance of ensuring that “some of what we will call loopholes” in legislation do not allow “Chinese material to make its way through 50% value adding in South Korea and then coming into the US”.