ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Dec 2016In December 2016, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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In a Federal Register notice published on December 12, 2016 (Vol. 81 No. 238) the Federal Transit Administration announced that, in response to Buy America waiver requests from the North County Transit District in California, it had waived its Buy America requirements for the purchase of diesel multiple unit rail vehicles. The notice did not indicate in what country these components were to be procured, but the principal foreign supplier of this item is Germany.