ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Jul 2016

In July 2016, 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 awards for Fiscal Year 2016 at https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/TIGER%20Fact%20Sheets%20-%207-28.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: 29 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
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. On July 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the TIGER grants for Fiscal Year 2016. One of the recipients of these funds was the BIA Route 7 to US Highway 83 Improvement Project in South Dakota, which received $14.6 million.

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

AFFECTED SECTORS