ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Dec 2016

In 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.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 12 Dec 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement localisation

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 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it had waived its Buy America requirements for the procurement of equipment to replace what was damaged at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub project during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. This waiver thus covers a wide range of sectors and potential suppliers.