[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 240 (Tuesday, December 15, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77694-77696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31503]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Procurement Thresholds for Implementation of the Trade Agreements 
Act of 1979

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of Determination of Procurement Thresholds.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Pietan, Director of 
International Procurement Policy, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, (202) 395-9646 or scott_pietan@ustr.eop.gov.
SUMMARY: Executive Order 12260 requires the United States Trade 
Representative to set the U.S. dollar thresholds for application of 
Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2511 et seq.), which implements U.S. trade agreement obligations, 
including those under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on 
Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the United States-Australia Free 
Trade Agreement (United States-Australia FTA), Chapter 9 of the United 
States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (United States-Bahrain FTA), 
Chapter 9 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (United 
States-Chile FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Colombia Free Trade 
Agreement (United States-Colombia FTA), Chapter 9 of the Dominican 
Republic-Central American-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-
CAFTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement 
(United States-Morocco FTA), Chapter 10 of the North American Free 
Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Oman Free Trade 
Agreement (United States-Oman FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-
Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (United States-Panama TPA), Chapter 9 
of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (United States-Peru 
TPA), and Chapter 13 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade 
Agreement (United States-Singapore FTA). These obligations apply to 
covered procurements valued at or above specified U.S. dollar 
thresholds.
    Now, therefore, I, Michael B.G. Froman, United States Trade 
Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Executive Order 
12260, and in order to carry out U.S. trade agreement obligations under 
the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the United 
States-Australia FTA, Chapter 9 of the United States-Bahrain FTA, 
Chapter 9 of

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the United States-Chile FTA, Chapter 9 of the United States-Colombia 
FTA, Chapter 9 of DR-CAFTA, Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco FTA, 
Chapter 10 of NAFTA, Chapter 9 of the United States-Oman FTA, Chapter 9 
of the United States-Panama TPA, Chapter 9 of the United States-Peru 
TPA, and Chapter 13 of the United States-Singapore FTA, do hereby 
determine, effective on January 1, 2016:
    For the calendar years 2016 and 2017, the thresholds are as 
follows:

I. WTO Agreement on Government Procurement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in U.S. Annex 3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$589,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

II. United States-Australia FTA, Chapter 15

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
15-A, Section 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 15-A, Section 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15-A, 
Section 3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities-- 
$387,667;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

III. United States-Bahrain FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9-A-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$10,079,365.
    B. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9-A-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B entities--
$589,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,405,952.

IV. United States-Chile FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities-- 
$487,667;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

V. United States-Colombia TPA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

VI. DR-CAFTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1.2(b)(i), Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1.2(b)(i), Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1.2(b)(i), 
Section C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

VII. United States-Morocco FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9-A-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9-A-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9-A-3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

VIII. NAFTA, Chapter 10

    A. Federal Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
1001.1a-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$10,079,365.
    B. Government Enterprises listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
1001.1a-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$387,667; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,405,952.

IX. United States-Oman FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Level Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$10,079,365.
    B. Other Covered Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9, 
Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,405,952.

X. United States-Panama TPA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:

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    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    D. Autoridad del Canal de Panam[aacute]
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$589,000.

XI. United States-Peru TPA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$191,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

XII. United States-Singapore FTA, Chapter 13

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
13A, Schedule 1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$77,533; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 13A, Schedule 1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$522,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 13A, 
Schedule 1, Section C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$589,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,358,000.

Michael B.G. Froman,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2015-31503 Filed 12-14-15; 8:45 am]
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