In this session 1 of 4 of the Buy American Act and Domestic Preference series, Cara Wulf introduces the clauses and regulations implementing the BAA. She discusses the basic requirements of the BAA, and what exceptions to the Buy American Act requirements may apply and when. She also explores the nuances of the BAA in how it applies domestic preference to “end products” and “construction materials,” and what it means for such items to be “manufactured” in the United States for purposes of Buy American compliance.
- Understand the purpose and applicability of the Buy American Act
- Understand the Buy American regulations and clauses as they apply to end products, constructions materials, and components
- Recognize exceptions to the Buy American Act requirements and when they apply
- Put products and construction materials to the test for the BAA