Toeing The Line On International Cargo Shipments

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT) -- While many practitioners of government procurement law are, by necessity, very familiar with the domestic sourcing requirements found in the Buy American Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Berry Amendment, and the prohibitions associated with the use of nondomestic specialty metals in certain defense contracts, they may not be as familiar with the cargo preference laws and regulations that are applicable to the shipment of military and nonmilitary government-procured goods on vessels.

These laws, the Military Cargo Preference Act of 1904, the Merchant Marine...
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