[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 225 (Friday, November 26, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67579-67580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25821]


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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.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined the U.S. dollar 
procurement thresholds to implement certain U.S. trade agreement 
obligations, as of January 1, 2022, for calendar years 2022 and 2023.

DATES: This notice is applicable on January 1, 2022, for calendar years 
2022 and 2023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Psillos, Director of 
International Procurement Policy at (202) 395-9581 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12260 requires the U.S. 
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.). These obligations apply to covered procurements valued 
at or above specified U.S. dollar thresholds. In conformity with the 
provisions of Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. 
trade agreement obligations, the U.S. Trade Representative has 
determined the U.S. dollar procurement thresholds, effective on January 
1, 2022, for calendar years 2022 and 2023 as follows:

I. World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in U.S. Annex 3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$563,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

II. Chapter 15 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
15-A, Section 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 15-A, Section 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$461,594;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities--
$563,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

III. Chapter 9 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9-A-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,001,460.
    B. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9-A-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B entities--
$563,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$14,771,718.

IV. Chapter 9 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$461,594;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities--
$563,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

V. Chapter 9 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

VI. Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central American-United States 
Free Trade Agreement

    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--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

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    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--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

VII. Chapter 17 of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
17-A, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

VIII. Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9-A-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9-A-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9-A-3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

IX. Chapter 9 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Level Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,001,460.
    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--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$14,771,718.

X. Chapter 9 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    D. Autoridad del Canal de Panam[aacute]
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$563,000.

XI. Chapter 9 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$183,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    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--
$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

XII. Chapter 13 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
13A, Schedule 1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 13A, Schedule 1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$499,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 13A, 
Schedule 1, Section C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$563,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,032,000.

XIII. Chapter 13 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)*

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
13-A, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$92,319; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$12,001,460.
    B. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 13-A, 
Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$461,594; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$14,771,718.
    * Procurement obligations in the USMCA are between the United 
States and Mexico only.

Greta Peisch,
General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2021-25821 Filed 11-24-21; 8:45 am]
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