United States of America: Waiver of Buy American preference requirements for certain airfield lighting and navigational aid equipment
On April 23, 2012 the Federal Aviation Administration issued a memorandum notifying the public that the Office of Airports Financial Assistance Division waived Buy American Preference requirements for certain light emitting diode (LED) airfield lighting and navigational aid equipment. The memorandum did not identify which countries might supply the item in question.
Trade statistics provided by UN Comtrade did not reveal any trading partners on the identified prodcut with trade above the GTA de minimis threshold of USD 1 million. Thus, no affected trading partners have been identified.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date of inception: 23 Apr 2012
GTA Evaluation: Green