Research report 2022 - Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Commentary on Supply Chain Act: Orientation for a demanding interdisciplinary topic

Fleischer, Holger

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg

Germany is the world’s third-largest import nation. The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), adopted by the German Bundestag on 11 July 2021, was preceded by long and difficult debates. For some, the law is a milestone in the fight against exploitation and environmental destruction in developing countries. For others, the legislation creates unreasonable burdens and competitive disadvantages for local companies. In addition, there are many unresolved legal issues, making factual orientation all the more important.

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