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: 28 Nov 2013 | Removal date: 28 Dec 2014
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a notice in the Federal Register on November 27, 2013 (Vol.78 No.229) that it is granting a Buy America waiver in response to a request that it received on April 23, 2013 from the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) regarding the procurement of minivans. NFRMPO cited a lack of available US-made seven-passenger vehicles for its vanpool program located in northern Colorado. FTA's Buy America requirements generally require that 'the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in 'a' project are produced in the United States.' If the FTA nonetheless determines that 'the steel, iron, and goods produced in the United States are not produced in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality,' then it may issue a non-availability waiver. In this instance the non-availability waiver is limited to NFRMPO and is valid for a single purchase not to exceed 25 seven-passenger vehicles for its VanGo Vanpool Program to take place no later than December 31, 2014.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other

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