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ACTION: Determination of procurement thresholds under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement, the United StatesAustralia Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Dominican Republic-Central American-United States Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the United StatesSingapore Free Trade Agreement. AGENCY: Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9476 or Jean_Grier@ustr.eop.gov. SUMMARY: Executive Order 12260 requires the United States Trade Representative to set the U.S. dollar thresholds for application of Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2511 et seq.), which implements U.S. trade agreement obligations, including those under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Australia FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Bahrain FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Chile FTA), Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central American-United States (DR-CAFTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Morocco FTA), Chapter 10 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Chapter 13 of the United StatesSingapore Free Trade Agreement (U.S.Singapore FTA). These obligations apply to covered procurements valued at or above specified U.S. dollar thresholds. Now, therefore, I, Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. trade agreement obligations under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the U.S.-Australia FTA, Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Bahrain FTA, Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Chile FTA, Chapter 9 of DRCAFTA, Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Morocco FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices FTA, Chapter 10 of NAFTA, and Chapter 13 of the U.S.-Singapore FTA, do hereby determine, effective on January 1, 2008: For the calendar years 2008–2009, the thresholds are as follows: I. WTO Agreement on Government Procurement A. Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 1: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$194,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 2: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$529,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. C. Other Entities listed in U.S. Annex 3: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$596,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES II. U.S.-Australia FTA, Chapter 15 A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15–A, Section 1: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$67,826; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15– A, Section 2: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$529,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15–A, Section 3: (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities—$339,132; (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities—$596,000; (3) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. III. U.S.-Bahrain FTA, Chapter 9 A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15–A, Section 1: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$194,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$8,817,449. B. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9–A, Section 3: (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B entities—$596,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$10,852,752. IV. U.S.-Chile FTA, Chapter 9 A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section A: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 (1) Procurement of goods and services—$67,826; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section B: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$529,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section C: (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities— $339,132; (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities— $596,000; (3) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. V. DR–CAFTA, Chapter 9 A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section A: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$67,826; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section B: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$529,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section C: (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities— $596,000; (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. VI. U.S.-Morocco FTA, Chapter 9 A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section A: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$194,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section B: (1) Procurement of goods and services—$529,000; and (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section C: (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities— $596,000; (2) Procurement of construction services—$7,456,000. VII. NAFTA, Chapter 10 A. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Procurement Thresholds for Implementation of the Trade Agreements 
Act of 1979

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Determination of procurement thresholds under the World Trade 
Organization Agreement on Government Procurement, the United States-
Australia Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Bahrain Free Trade 
Agreement, the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Dominican 
Republic-Central American-United States Free Trade Agreement, the 
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free 
Trade Agreement, and the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement 
Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 
395-9476 or Jean--Grier@ustr.eop.gov.
SUMMARY: Executive Order 12260 requires the United States Trade 
Representative to set the U.S. dollar thresholds for application of 
Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2511 et seq.), which implements U.S. trade agreement obligations, 
including those under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on 
Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the United States-Australia Free 
Trade Agreement (U.S.-Australia FTA), Chapter 9 of the United States-
Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Bahrain FTA), Chapter 9 of the 
United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-Chile FTA), Chapter 9 of 
the Dominican Republic-Central American-United States (DR-CAFTA), 
Chapter 9 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (U.S.-
Morocco FTA), Chapter 10 of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA), and Chapter 13 of the United States-Singapore Free Trade 
Agreement (U.S.-Singapore FTA). These obligations apply to covered 
procurements valued at or above specified U.S. dollar thresholds.
    Now, therefore, I, Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade 
Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Executive Order 
12260, and in order to carry out U.S. trade agreement obligations under 
the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, Chapter 15 of the U.S.-
Australia FTA, Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Bahrain FTA, Chapter 9 of the 
U.S.-Chile FTA, Chapter 9 of DR-CAFTA, Chapter 9 of the U.S.-Morocco

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FTA, Chapter 10 of NAFTA, and Chapter 13 of the U.S.-Singapore FTA, do 
hereby determine, effective on January 1, 2008:
    For the calendar years 2008-2009, the thresholds are as follows:

I. WTO Agreement on Government Procurement

    A. Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$194,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in U.S. Annex 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in U.S. Annex 3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$596,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

II. U.S.-Australia FTA, Chapter 15

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
15-A, Section 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$67,826; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 15-A, Section 2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 15-A, 
Section 3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities--
$339,132;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities--
$596,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

III. U.S.-Bahrain FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
15-A, Section 1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$194,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$8,817,449.
    B. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9-A, Section 
3:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B entities--
$596,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$10,852,752.

IV. U.S.-Chile FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$67,826; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List A Entities-- 
$339,132;
    (2) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$596,000;
    (3) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

V. DR-CAFTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$67,826; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$596,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

VI. U.S.-Morocco FTA, Chapter 9

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
9.1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$194,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 9.1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 9.1, Section 
C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services for List B Entities-- 
$596,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

VII. NAFTA, Chapter 10

    A. Federal Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
1001.1a-1:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$67,826; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$8,817,449.
    B. Government Enterprises listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
1001.1a-2:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$339,132; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$10,852,752.

VIII. U.S.-Singapore FTA, Chapter 13

    A. Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 
13A, Schedule 1, Section A:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$67,826; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    B. Sub-Central Government Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to 
Annex 13A, Schedule 1, Section B:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$529,000; and
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.
    C. Other Entities listed in the U.S. Schedule to Annex 13A, 
Schedule 1, Section C:
    (1) Procurement of goods and services--$596,000;
    (2) Procurement of construction services--$7,456,000.

Susan C. Schwab,
United States Trade Representative.
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