Navigating The ARRA's 'Buy American' Provision

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Contractors preparing bids for stimulus-funded projects should tread with caution when it comes to navigating the “Buy American” provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or they could find themselves in hot water down the road, according to international trade attorneys.

The “Buy American” statute, which requires projects funded by the act to use iron, steel and manufactured goods produced in the U.S., has created a Web of chaos for both the entities awarding contracts and those bidding on them, since little guidance is available....
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