IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

In December 2016 President Obama signed into law the 'Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act' or 'WIIN Act' (esignated as S.612), which includes two provisions related to the Buy American policy.
 
The more substantive of the provisions is section 2114, which generally requires the use of U.S. iron and steel in certain water projects. More precisely, the section amends the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j-12(a)) to provide that,
 
'During the fiscal year 2017, funds made available from a State loan fund established under this section may not be used for a project for the construction, alteration, or repair of a public water system unless all of the iron and steel products used in the project are produced in the United States.'
 
It defines 'iron and steel products' to include lined or unlined pipes and fittings, manhole covers and other municipal castings, hydrants, tanks, flanges, pipe clamps and restraints, valves, structural steel, reinforced precast concrete, and construction materials.
 
It also provides for waivers when found that enforcing this requirement 'would be inconsistent with the public interest,' 'iron and steel products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality,' or 'inclusion of iron and steel products produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.'
 
It also requires that the provisions 'be applied in a manner consistent with United States obligations under international agreements.' Section 1137 requires the preparation of a 'report on the amount of acquisitions in the prior fiscal year made by the Corps of Engineers for civil works projects from entities that manufactured the articles, materials, or supplies outside of the United States.'
 
The report must indicate 'the dollar value of articles, materials, and supplies purchased that were manufactured outside of the United States' and 'a summary of the total procurement funds spent on goods manufactured in the United States and the total procurement funds spent on goods manufactured outside of the United States.' This report is to be made 'publicly available, including on the Internet.'

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
6810 Articles of cement, of concrete or of artificial stone, whether or not reinforced.
681011 Building blocks and bricks
681019 Other
681091 Prefabricated structural components for building or civil engineering
681099 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7303 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
730300 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730419 Other
730423 Other drill pipe
730424 Other, of stainless steel
730429 Other
730431 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730439 Other
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
730451 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730459 Other
730490 Other
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730511 Longitudinally submerged arc welded
730512 Other, longitudinally welded
730519 Other
730520 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
730531 Longitudinally welded
730539 Other
730590 Other
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730611 Welded, of stainless steel
730619 Other
730629 Other
730630 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of iron or nonalloy steel
730640 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of stainless steel
730650 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of other alloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection
730669 Of other noncircular crosssection
730690 Other
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730711 Of nonmalleable cast iron
730719 Other
730721 Flanges
730722 Threaded elbows, bends and sleeves
730723 Butt welding fittings
730729 Other
730791 Flanges
730792 Threaded elbows, bends and sleeves
730793 Butt welding fittings
730799 Other
421 Structural metal products & parts
7308 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, lockgates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors,
730810 Bridges and bridgesections
730820 Towers and lattice masts
730830 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
730840 Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pitpropping
730890 Other
422 Tanks, reservoirs & containers of iron, steel or aluminium
7309 Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
730900 Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7310 Tanks, casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, of a capacity not exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heat insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equ
731010 Of a capacity of 50 l or more
731021 Cans which are to be closed by soldering or crimping
731029 Other
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8481 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressurereducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
848110 Pressurereducing valves
848120 Valves for oleohydraulic or pneumatic transmissions
848130 Check (nonreturn) valves
848140 Safety or relief valves
848180 Other appliances
848190 Parts

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