US-UK Defense Trade Treaty: Procedures For Contractors

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT) -- On May 22, 2012, the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Acquisition Regulations Council issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The interim rule, set forth at DFARS Subpart 225.79, establishes procedures intended to “facilitate maximum use” of the treaty by prospective contractors. In particular, the rule requires government program managers and contracting officers to determine whether contracts are eligible under the treaty, which in turn requires them...
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