15 Tips For Navigating The 'Buy American' Maze

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT) -- Government contracts frequently include restrictions on the country of origin of the products that the government is purchasing. These are commonly referred to as “Buy American” requirements, but not all “Buy American” requirements are created equal. Here are 15 tips to consider when someone asks you if your products satisfy “Buy American.”

1) There is no single “Buy American” requirement.

You have the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. §§ 8301-8305); you have the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. §§ 2501-2581); you also have the Buy America...
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