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DATE: January 29, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Memorandum of Understanding with Switzerland

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 29, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 19, page 4209

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 225.872-1, General, to reflect a determination by Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz that it is not in the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of defense equipment produced or manufactured in Switzerland.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 29, 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; 703-602-0288; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2001-D019 when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On December 10, 2001, Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz determined that it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of defense equipment produced or manufactured in Switzerland. To implement this determination, this final rule amends DFARS 225.872-1, General, to add Switzerland to the list of countries in paragraph (a) for which DOD has made such public interest determinations, and to remove Switzerland from the list of countries in paragraph (b) for which exemption from the Buy American Act is permitted only on a purchase-by-purchase basis.

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

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