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Buy American Executive Order

On April 18th, President Trump issued an Executive Order (“EO” or “Order”) focused on the Buy American laws and regulations. See Buy American EO. This EO directs federal government entities to review their procurement rules...more

Buy American Executive Order Means Renewed Obligations for Government Contractors

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On April 18, President Trump signed the “Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American” (the Order), which declares the Executive branch’s policy to buy American goods and rigorously enforce and administer...more

Buy American and Hire American – New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear

On April 18, President Trump signed a new executive order (EO) at a ceremony in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The EO is entitled “Buy American and Hire American” and focuses on these two themes, with the President’s stated goal of...more

"Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order

by Clark Hill PLC on

On April 18, 2017 President Trump signed the Executive Order titled "Buy American, Hire American" ("Order"). The Order directs the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, and Department of...more

President Trump signs new Executive Order: ‘Buy American and Hire American’, impacting the H-1B visa program

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American.” The new Order states that its first purposes is to focus on conducting studies and putting forth plans for...more

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

by Carlton Fields on

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with...more

Federal Government Renews Its Commitment to "Buy American" Under Recent Executive Order

by BakerHostetler on

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order, “Buy American and Hire American” (the “Order”), affirming the commitment of the federal government – and of the Trump administration specifically – to...more

Impact of “Hire American” Executive Order on Federal Contractor Staffing

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

At a ceremony in Wisconsin this week, President Trump signed yet another executive order, this one entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” What does this mean for federal contractors? It’s not exactly clear at this...more

New E.O. Reinforces President Trump's "Buy American" Agenda

by Hogan Lovells on

On April 18, 2016, President Donald Trump signed the executive order “Buy American and Hire American” aimed at maximizing the federal government’s use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States. The E.O....more

Administration Issues Executive Order Providing Framework for its Domestic Buying and Hiring Preferences for Federal Procurement...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

"My Administration will follow two simple rules: Buy American, and hire American.” - President Donald J. Trump. - Fulfilling a prominent campaign promise, today President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) detailing...more

President Trump Issues “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order With Significant Federal Procurement Implications

by King & Spalding on

On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed another executive order with potentially significant implications for international trade and U.S. manufacturers. Building on his previous executive orders addressing...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump administration and Congress continue to take on a new shape. The Presidential Transition Team officially shut its U.S. General Services Administration office on February 28, 2017, and the remaining staff moved to...more

“Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

“We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S....more

"Buy American, Hire American"—From Rhetoric to Regulation

“We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S....more

CIT Adds New Requirements for ‘Assembled in USA’ Claims Analysis

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

A recent ruling the by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has important implications for importers, government contractors, and manufacturers that make qualified origin claims when marketing products. In a case...more

Court Decision May Affect Ability to Sell Products Assembled from Imported Components to U.S. Government Agencies

In a development that may have important implications for companies selling products to the U.S. government, on December 7, 2016, the Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued a decision holding that the assembly in the...more

¿Qué Podría Ocurrir con la Relación Comercial Bilateral México-Estados Unidos Después de las Elecciones?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Los resultados electorales de esta semana en los Estados Unidos requieren de un análisis serio sobre las consecuencias que pudieran llegar a tener las declaraciones realizadas durante la campaña por el nuevo Presidente electo...more

What Might Be Next for U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Trade After the Election?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This week's electoral results in the United States require a serious analysis of the consequences due to some of the statements made by new President-Elect Donald Trump during the campaign, which could impact trade and...more

The FAR Councils Drop 10 FAR Amendments in End-of-Fiscal-Year Blitz

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On September 30, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Councils issued 10 FAR amendments (nine final and one interim) on a broad range of topics. One rule imposes new risks for contractors with delinquent taxes or...more

"MADE IN AMERICA" : GSA Stepping Up Trade Agreements Act Compliance Enforcement

by Clark Hill PLC on

Government Contractors should be aware that the General Services Administration ("GSA") is taking a more aggressive approach to policing Contractor compliance with the Trade Agreements Act ("TAA") among GSA Schedule contract...more

Are Private Development Projects Covered by Prevailing Wage Laws?

by Polsinelli on

When a governmental entity contracts with a general contractor to build a community center on government-owned land, the question of whether prevailing wages are required for workers on that project is easily answered. If...more

Buy America Policies Proposed for Rolling Stock Under FAST Act

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has proposed new policies on the applicability of the Buy America provisions in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Under the proposed policies, the Buy America...more

Schumer Alleges False “Made in America” Representations on GSA Website: False Claims Act Inquiry to Follow?

Sen. Charles Schumer recently alleged, in a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA), and in an associated press release, that the U.S.Government’s policy of purchasing American-made products is being thwarted by...more

Contractor to Pay $3 Million for Alleged Use of Noncompliant Materials

by Morgan Lewis on

The recent case highlights the importance of complying with domestic preference requirements in government contracts. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Novum Structures LLC (Novum) will pay $3...more

Trade & Manufacturing - December 2015

by King & Spalding on

President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline - On November 6, President Obama announced his decision to deny TransCanada’s application for approval to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. This decision comes over seven years...more

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