Buy (More) American: Final Rule Falls Short of Previewed Changes But Still Has Major Implications for Life Sciences and Other Companies

Mar 29, 2022

Posted by Sidley Austin

On March 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (collectively, the Government) issued an important final rule amending the Buy American Act (BAA) requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which will go into effect on October 25, 2022.1 Although the final rule implements some of the proposals first seen in a proposed rule on the same subject published on July 31, 2021, the final rule acknowledges that it leaves much undone. Therefore, we should expect to see more changes — though, even then, all of the considerations highlighted in last year’s proposed rule may not see the light of day for some time, if ever. Continue reading 

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