[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20692-20693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-10098]



48 CFR Part 225

[DFARS Case 2002-D007]

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; NAFTA 
Procurement Threshold

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The rule implements the 
determination of the U.S. Trade Representative to increase the dollar 
threshold for application of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA) to procurement of goods from Mexico, from $54,372 to $56,190.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition 
Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense 
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0328; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2002-D007.


A. Background

    On February 21, 2002 (67 FR 8057), the U.S. Trade Representative 
published a determination that increased the dollar threshold for 
application of NAFTA to procurement of goods from Mexico, from $54,372 
to $56,190. This final rule amends the prescription for use of the 
clause at DFARS 252.225-7036, Buy American Act--North American Free 
Trade Agreement Implementation Act--Balance of Payments Program, to 
reflect the new dollar threshold.
    This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review 
under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact 
on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal 
operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment 
is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small 
entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2002-D007.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the rule does 
not impose any information collection requirements that require the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 225

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

    Therefore, 48 CFR part 225 is amended as follows:

    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 225 continues to read as 

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    Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.


225.1101  [Amended]

    2. Section 225.1101 is amended in paragraph (13)(i)(A) in the first 
sentence, and in paragraph (13)(i)(B), by removing ``$54,372'' and 
adding in its place ``$56,190''.

[FR Doc. 02-10098 Filed 4-25-02; 8:45 am]