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 May 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement preference margin

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2013 (Vol.78 No.62) the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) amended the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement to add eight sections to designate product categories within which biobased products will be afforded Federal procurement preference. USDA is also adding a new subcategory to one previously designated product category. USDA is also establishing minimum biobased contents for each of these product categories and subcategories.


While the program does not explicitly establish a preference for biobased products that are of domestic origin, its stated purpose "is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities."


As part of the Bio Preferred Program, USDA had published a proposed rule designating the following eight product categories for the preferred procurement program:

  1. aircraft and boat cleaners;
  2. automotive care products;
  3. engine crankcase oil;
  4. gasoline fuel additives;
  5. metal cleaners and corrosion removers;
  6. microbial cleaning products;
  7. paint removers; and
  8. water turbine bearing oils.

USDA also proposed to add the following subcategories to previously designated product categories:

  1. countertops to the composite panels category; and
  2. wheel bearing and chassis grease to the greases category.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3814 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
381400 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic
340212 Cationic
340213 Nonionic
340219 Other
340290 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3403 Lubricating preparations (including cuttingoil preparations, bolt or nut release preparations, antirust or anticorrosion preparations and mould release preparations, based on lubricants) and preparations of a kind used for the oil or grease treatment o
340311 Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials
340319 Other
3811 Antiknock preparations, oxidation inhibitors, gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anticorrosive preparations and other prepared additives, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils.
381129 Other

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