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: 24 Nov 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

On November 24, 2014 the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation gave a favorable response to a request made by National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) on February 27, 2014, for a waiver of the Buy America provisions in U.S. rail law (49 U.S.C. § 24405(a)(1)). The waiver was for the final assembly of two prototype high-speed rail (HSR) trainsets. The granting of this waiver was made subject to the condition that Amtrak 'provide support for its assertion and certify to FRA that its selected supplier has not established domestic manufacturing facilities capable of assembling the prototypes within a reasonable time.' The larger projects underlying this waiver are Amtrak's and the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans to advance HSR on the Northeast Corridor and in California.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

495 Railway & tramway locomotives & rolling stock; parts
8607 Parts of railway or tramway locomotives or rollingstock.
860711 Driving bogies and bisselbogies
860712 Other bogies and bisselbogies
860719 Other, including parts
860721 Air brakes and parts thereof
860729 Other
860730 Hooks and other coupling devices, buffers, and parts thereof
860791 Of locomotives
860799 Other

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