USAID Floats Rule To Clarify Procurement Authority

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued a proposed rule Friday that would clarify the agency's procurement authority provided under the Foreign Assistance Act by establishing a single code for procurements from the U.S., the recipient country and developing countries.

The proposed rule would revise the USAID's current source, origin and nationality regulation by deleting the concept of the “origin” of a commodity — which the agency calls “increasingly obsolete and difficult to apply in today's globalized economy” — and simplifying the concepts of “source” and...
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