DOD Requires Compliance with Domestic Source Restrictions for Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan

March 5, 2014

DOD Requires Compliance with Domestic Source Restrictions for Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan

On February 28, 2014, DOD adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule, published on September 30, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 59854, 9/30/2013.), amending the DFARS to implement sections 826 and 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239). Section 826 requires that DOD comply with the Berry Amendment, which states that DOD must give preference to certain domestically produced or manufactured products, for any textile components supplied by DOD to the Afghan National Army or the Afghan National Police for the production of uniforms. Accordingly, the rule requires that any textile components supplied to the Afghan National Army or the Afghan National Police be produced in the United States. Section 842 eliminates DOD’s enhanced authority to acquire products and services from Iraq. The rule implements this section by removing references to Iraq and any associated acquisition policies and procedures. The rule became effective February 28, 2014. (79 Fed. Reg. 11342, 2/28/2014.)






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