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"Buy American" - U.S. Government Regulations

Selling product to the U.S. Department of Defense or related defense industries?

Determine how the Buy American Act, the Berry Amendment, the Trade Agreement Act of 1979 and other related U.S. government regulations will impact your supply chain or manufacturing operations.


Specialty Metals Restriction (10 U.S.C. § 4863)

...The specialty metals restriction generally bars DOD from acquiring certain military platforms or weapon systems—or components of these platforms and systems—that contain any amount of a specialty metal that was not melted or produced in the United States.134 The restriction applies to aircraft, missile and space systems, ships, tank and automotive items, weapon systems, and ammunition. 135 Consistent with the overall requirement, DOD and its prime contractors are also prohibited from directly acquiring any specialty metal (e.g., metal sheets, rods, plates) if the metal was not melted or produced in the United States. 136