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A New Book on International Procurement

Newly published by Dalston Press  The International Procurement System: Liberalization & Protectionism  by Jean Heilman Grier International Procurement. The agreements that support it.   The institutions that sustain it.  Its

Biden’s Made in America Order

On January 25, President Biden issued his first Made in America order, aimed at maximizing the use of goods, products and materials produced in, and services offered in, the United States in federal financial assistance awards and federal procurement. It

Buy American: FDA’s Essential Medicines List

On October 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a list of essential medicines, medical countermeasures and critical inputs to comply with the president’s August 6 executive order. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) must take action

New Buy American Executive Order

On January 31, President Trump issued a Buy American executive order (EO) that implements a directive in a 2017 order to maximize the use of U.S.-made iron and aluminum and manufactured products in federally funded infrastructure projects. This post

Procurement Waivers in a NAFTA Withdrawal

The re-negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are entering their 9th month with no clear indication of when or how they might be concluded. President Trump has alternated between supporting the negotiations and threatening to withdraw

2018 Government Procurement: Preview of Issues

In its first year, the Trump administration provided a broad indication of its approach to government procurement in international agreements, calling for a report aimed at strengthening Buy American requirements and revising the U.S. determination of

Buy American Report Due Soon

In response to an April presidential directive, the Secretary of Commerce is to present the President with a Buy American report by November 24. That report is to include “specific recommendations to strengthen implementation of Buy American Laws”. In

Brazil: Opening Its Government Procurement

  Until recently, Brazil has shown little interest in the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) or foreign procurement markets. Instead, it adopted procurement policies that favored its own suppliers and created barriers to participation by foreign

Trump Administration Seeks Comments on Trade Agreements and Buy American Laws

An article, Trump Administration Seeks Comments on Trade Agreements and Buy American Laws, was published in The Government Contractor on August 30. The article, an elaboration of an earlier blog post, examines the purpose and scope of the administration’s

Opportunity to Comment on Procurement Pacts and Buy American Requirements

In an August 21 Federal Register notice, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invited comments on the costs and benefits to U.S. industry of government procurement obligations under trade agreements and the impact of those