65 FR 109 pg. 36034 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; NAFTA Procurement Threshold

Type: RULEVolume: 65Number: 109Page: 36034
Docket number: [DFARS Case 2000-D011]
FR document: [FR Doc. 00-13827 Filed 6-5-00; 8:45 am]
Agency: Defense Department
Official PDF Version:  PDF Version

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.

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(ATL)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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