Buy America & Country of Origin: DOD: Specialty Metals Restrictions



Initially part of the Berry Amendment, in 2007 Congress separately required the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure certain defense articles produced using specialty metals (including high-end steel and titanium) domestically. Accordingly, specialty metals procured by DOD (whether as an end-item or as a component in other products) generally must be melted in the U.S. or a qualifying country with which the DOD has a cooperative defense agreement. In Part 7 of this 9-part series, the Sheppard Mullin Supply Chain Management team discusses the regulations governing DODs acquisition of Specialty Metals and products containing Specialty Metals.

In this session, we will cover:

  • The scope of the Specialty Metals restrictions, including those types of programs to which the restrictions do not apply;
  • Exceptions and waivers that might be available, allowing foreign-made content to be delivered, including “specialty metals” from certain qualifying countries;
  • Best practices in managing compliance in your supply chain.

Country of Origin & Buy America 2024 Series
Third Thursday of the Month, 12:00-1:30pm ET


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