The Latest Executive Order On Buying American Has Teeth

Law360 (July 18, 2019, 2:59 PM EDT) -- On July 15, 2019, President Donald Trump issued the Executive Order on Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials.[1] The EO directs the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to “consider” amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation’s provisions governing the implementation of the Buy American Act. This EO is the Trump administration’s latest — and most concrete — step toward enhancing domestic sourcing preferences and restricting foreign sources of supply for federal customers. And if implemented, the change promises to have dramatic implications for government contractors and their supply chains.

Overview of the Executive Order

This week’s announcement is the Trump administration’s third executive...

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