ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Dec 2018

The government of the United States of America provided transportation grants that are subject to Buy-American rules.

 

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 BUILD awards at https://www.transportation.gov/policy-initiatives/build-2018-fact-sheets and https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/policy-initiatives/327856/build-fact-sheets-121118-355pm-update.pdf. The applicability of Buy-America rules to these grants (under the program’s prior name of TIGER) 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; see also https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants

Inception date: 11 Dec 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Public procurement localisation

On December 11, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it had provided $23,000,000 for the GREATTER-NC Bridge Improvement Project in North Carolina, subject to Buy-America rules, as part of the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) transportation discretionary grants program. The BUILD program is a new title for what was earlier known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, approved by Congress as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, Public Law 111-5). Section 1605 of the ARRA specified that grants under this program must meet Buy-America conditions.

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

 

AFFECTED SECTORS