[Federal Register: April 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 72)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 252

[DFARS Case 2000-D006]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Caribbean 
Basin Countries

AGENCY:  Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:  Final rule.

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SUMMARY:  The Acting Director of Defense Procurement has issued a final 
rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 
(DFARS) to implement the determination of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) to renew the treatment of Caribbean Basin Country 
end products a eligible products under the Trade Agreements Act, except 
for end products from the Dominican Republic and Honduras.

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EFFECTIVE DATE:  April 13, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, PDUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0288; telefax 
(703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2000-D006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  

A. Background

    The USTR published a notice of 65 FR 9038 on February 23, 2000, to 
renew the treatment of Caribbean Basin Country end products as eligible 
products under the Trade Agreements Act, except for end products from 
the Dominican Republic and Honduras. The clauses at DFARS 252.225-7007, 
Buy American Act--Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program, and 
252.225-7021, Trade Agreements, list the Caribbean Basin countries 
whose products are eligible products under the Trade Agreements Act. 
This final rule amends the clauses to remove the Dominican Republic and 
Honduras from the list, in accordance with the USTR determination.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule does not constitute a significant revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501 and Public Law 98-577 and publication for 
public comment is not required. However, DoD will consider comments 
from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2000-D006.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does 
not impose any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 252

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

    Therefore, 48 CFR part 252 is amended as follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 252 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

PART 252--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES


252.225-7007  [Amended]

    2. Section 252.225-7007 is amended by revising the clause date to 
read ``(APR 2000)''; and in paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``Dominican 
Republic'' and ``Honduras''.


252.225-7021  [Amended]

    3. Section 252.225-7021 is amended by revising the clause date to 
read ``(APR 2000)''; and in paragraph (a)(1) by removing ``Dominican 
Republic'' and ``Honduras''.

[FR Doc. 00-9086 Filed 4-12-00; 8:45 am]
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