Government contractors face restrictions concerning the country of origin for construction materials and other supplies purchased or used to fulfill contract requirements. These restrictions are typically imposed by the Buy America Act (BAA), the Berry Amendment and the Trade Agreements Act, as well as other international and bilateral agreements that waive or modify the applicability of the BAA and the Berry Amendment for certain foreign construction materials and supplies originating from select countries. In addition to helping clients assess whether, and to what extent, specific sourcing restrictions apply to their products, Jackson Kelly attorneys regularly assist clients with developing strategies to ensure compliance with sourcing restrictions and related foreign acquisition requirements, preparing proper country of origin certification and calculating the domestic content for specific supplies or construction materials.
Counseled aircraft parts manufacturer on how to comply with applicable sourcing restrictions in order to remain compliant with terms of existing government contract.
Counseled national construction company on sourcing restriction compliance for domestic government construction projects.
Assisted HVAC manufacturer in educating prime contractors and government customers concerning availability of non-availability exception to Buy American restrictions.
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