Governmental buy: National practices of the United States and other countries

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U.S. General Accounting Office, 1976 - Buy national policy - 93 pages
 

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Page 65 - a cause" of injury is sufficient. In "escape clause" cases, however, the Commission must determine whether an article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to the domestic industry...
Page 54 - March 3, 1933, and the other laws referred to in the first paragraph of the preamble of this order, the bid or offered price of materials of domestic origin shall be deemed to be unreasonable, or the purchase of such materials shall be deemed to be inconsistent with the public interest, If the bid or offered price thereof exceeds the sum of the bid or offered price of like materials of foreign origin and a differential computed as provided in subsection (c) of this section.
Page 70 - States and the component is of a class or kind (1) determined by the Government to be not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality, or (2) as to which the Administrator has determined that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act. (e) "Canadian end product...
Page 67 - That none of the funds herein provided for the construction or conversion of any naval vessel to be constructed In shipyards In the United States shall be expended In foreign shipyards for the construction of major components of the hull or superstructure of such vessel...
Page 55 - ... has determined that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act. (e) "Foreign end product" means an end product other than a domestic source end product.
Page 59 - United States means the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and any areas subject to the complete sovereignty of the United States. (d) Domestic source end product...
Page 70 - Mutual Canadian-American interests. Because of the close geographical proximity of the United States and Canada and of the mutual Interest of both nations in the defense of North America, various steps have been taken during and since World War II to coordinate their economic efforts in the common defense, so as to achieve...
Page 68 - States where such ships are available unless the necessity of his mission requires the use of a ship under a foreign flag : Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United States shall not credit any allowance for travel or shipping expenses incurred on a foreign ship in the absence of satisfactory proof of the necessity therefor.
Page i - September 30, l976) says that the Buy-National practices of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany and Japan limit foreign competition, thereby increasing costs. Much government procurement is not subject to foreign competition because domestic suppliers have tremendous inherent practical advantages. Although the US should work toward freer trade, GAO does not believe it is desirable to make major unilateral concessions to eliminate US buy-national practices. Evaluation of the Publication...
Page 59 - ... accompanied by a description of the changes in foreign financial laws or practices that would accompany action by the Congress, and by an explanation of the benefits that would accrue to the United States from adoption of the recommendations. (d) CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION. — Nothing in this section may be construed as prior approval of any legislation which may be necessary to implement any recommendations resulting from discussions under this section. SEC. 3604.

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