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If a contractor on a government contract buys a component from Japan (say a generator or an HVAC system large component), what are some of the Buy American Act considerations with which the contractor should be familiar?

Hi Beatriz,

Considerations will be dependent on the exact clauses and regulations that are noted in the contract. The issuing agency may have requirements that are specific to the agency and can involve the CFR and/or the FAR.

If clarifications or interpretations are desired, contact the COR to ensure compliance with any clauses or regulations invoked under the BAA.

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Gerry Caskey  

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