FAR -- Part 25 Foreign Acquisition

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FAR -- Part 25
Foreign Acquisition

(FAC 2005-73)
(29 May 2014)

25.000 -- Scope of Part.

(a) This part provides policies and procedures for—

(b) It implements 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American, trade agreements, and other laws and regulations.

25.001 – General.

(a) 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American—

(b) The restrictions in the Buy American statute are not applicable in acquisitions subject to certain trade agreements (see Subpart 25.4). In these acquisitions, end products and construction materials from certain countries receive nondiscriminatory treatment in evaluation with domestic offers. Generally, the dollar value of the acquisition determines which of the trade agreement applies. Exceptions to the applicability of the trade agreements are described in Subpart 25.4.

(c) The test to determine the country of origin for an end product under the Buy American statute (see the various country “end product” definitions in 25.003) is different from the test to determine the country of origin for an end product under the trade agreements, or the criteria for the representation on end products manufactured outside the United States (see 52.225-18).