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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: October 25, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Caribbean Basin Country -- Honduras

SOURCE: Federal Register, October 25, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 207, page 65514

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 252.225-7007, Buy American Act -- Trade Agreements -- Balance of Payments Program, and DFARS 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements, to add Honduras to the list of Caribbean Basin countries whose products DOD may acquire under the Trade Agreements Act. This action is taken in accordance with the direction of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Trade Agreements Act applies to acquisitions for supplies or services if the estimated value of the acquisition is $169,000, and to construction if the estimated value of the acquisition is $6,481,000. For more on the Trade Agreements Act, see FAR Subpart 25.4, Trade Agreements, and the corresponding DFARS Subpart 225.4.

EFFECTIVE DATES: October 25, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0328; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D028" when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On July 12, 2002, the USTR directed the government to treat the products of Honduras as eligible products in acquisitions subject to the Trade Agreements Act. To comply with this direction, DOD is amending DFARS 252.225-7007(a)(1) and DFARS 252.225-7021(a)(1) to add Honduras to the list of Caribbean Basin countries.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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