ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Oct 2009

In October 2009, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



This project is among those listed in the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER I Awards (at https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Tiger_I_Awards.pdf). The applicability of Buy-America rules to TIGER grants is discussed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-04-23/pdf/E9-9073.pdf and https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/contracts/buyam_qa.cfm.


Inception date: 01 Oct 2009 | Removal date: 01 Oct 2011
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

Congress approved the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, Public Law 111-5). Section 1605 of the ARRA specified that grants under this program are subject to Buy America rules. One of the recipients of these funds in the first round of grants (i.e., TIGER I) made in Fiscal Year 2009 was the Priority Bus Transit in the National Capital Region project in the states of Virginia and Maryland (as well as the District of Columbia), which received $58,838,000.

The HS codes monitored by the OECD Steel Committee are used to approximate the iron and steel products procured for this project.

AFFECTED SECTORS