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Domestic Preference and Buy American Laws

Buy American and other domestic preference rules applicable to government-funded projects are often misunderstood. Before you certify that your products are manufactured in the U.S. or a “designated country,” look deeper.

We help you determine your status. Examine specific restrictions that could apply to your business. Consider the global trade agreements that require equal treatment for various countries, and how that impacts you.

We help determine how rules of origin apply in different contexts. Guide you on compliance. And even assist you in changing your production plans, if needed.

Knowing the rules can lead to fresh opportunities. Hogan Lovells can help.

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Representative experience

Advised a major IT company on TAA representations of country of origin for products and parts under federal contracts, including the Federal Supply Schedule.

Advised a maker of municipal bike sharing systems on Buy America requirements for federally funded projects.

Assisted a maker of flight suits on compliance with Berry Requirements for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Advised various clients on the origin requirements for public works and other procurements funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Advised manufacturers of train components and trains on the domestic content requirements of the Buy America Act for rolling stock.

Assisted a major computer manufacturer in responding to GSA IG document requests to the IT industry relating to country of origin of FSS products.

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