IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 25 Nov 2013 | Removal date: 25 Dec 2014
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) gave notice in the Federal Register on November 25, 2013 (Vol.78 No.227) that it has granted two waivers to its Buy America policy. The law requires a domestic manufacturing process for steel or iron products that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not sufficiently available.
 
The FHWA found that a partial Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid program funds for the purchase of 378 light, medium, and heavy duty plug-in battery electric and compressed natural gas vehicles by the Chicago Department of Transit (DOT). It found that there are no domestic manufacturers that could meet a 100 percent domestic steel and iron content for these vehicles. The FHWA nonetheless believes that the vehicles should be assembled in the United States, and does not find that a complete waiver based on non-availability is appropriate. The agency states that a partial waiver that allows the Chicago DOT to purchase the vehicles so long as the final assembly of the vehicle as the end product occurs in the United States is appropriate. ''S'o long as the final assembly of the light, medium, and heavy duty plug-in battery electric and compressed natural gas vehicles occurs in the United States,' the agency concludes, 'Chicago DOT may proceed to purchase these vehicles consistent with the Buy America requirement.' The FHWA invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding.
In another notice, the FHWA issued a finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate to use a non-domestic CNG Compressor/Controller for Kings County, California, based on its conclusion that there are no domestic manufacturers of the product in question. The agency invites public comment on this finding for an additional 15 days following the effective date of the finding.
 
 
 
 
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
841420 Hand or footoperated air pumps
841430 Compressors of a kind used in refrigerating equipment
841440 Air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing
841480 Other
841490 Parts
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841459 Other
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
841460 Hoods having a maximum horizontal side not exceeding 120 cm
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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