The U.S. Commerce Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) are conducting industry outreach to understand how the U.S. government procurement obligations under all U.S. free trade agreements and under the U.S. obligations concerning the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) would affect implementation of a “Buy American” program and also how it would affect domestic procurement preferences.
Because reciprocal access to trading partner countries' markets would be an important motivation for including government procurement obligations in the network of U.S. free trade agreements, Commerce and the USTR have requested information about the costs and benefits of these obligations to U.S. manufacturers and suppliers competing in U.S. trading partners' government procurement markets. Comments are due by September 18, 2017. Read a notice [PDF 213 KB] published in the Federal Register.
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