[Federal Register: June 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 109)]
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Part IV



Department of Defense



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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 225

[DFARS Case 2000-D011]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; NAFTA 
Procurement Threshold

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). The rule implements the determination of the U.S. Trade 
Representative to increase the dollar threshold for application of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to procurement of goods 
from Mexico, from $53,150 to $54,372.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 6, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, OUSD(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-D011.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    On March 31, 2000 (65 FR 17332), the U.S. Trade Representative 
published a determination that increased the dollar threshold for 
application of NAFTA to procurement of goods from Mexico, from $53,150 
to $54,372. This final rule amends the prescription for use of the 
clause at DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-North American Free 
Trade Agreement Implementation Act-Balance of Payments Program, to 
reflect the new dollar threshold.
    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-D011.

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 225

    Government procurement.

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

    Therefore, 48 CFR part 225 is amended as follows:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 225 continues to read as 
follows:

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

PART 225--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


225.1101  [Amended]

    2. Section 225.1101 is amended in paragraphs (13)(i)(A) and (B) by 
removing ``$53,150'' and adding in its place ``$54,372''.
[FR Doc. 00-13827 Filed 6-5-00; 8:45 am]
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