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Download as PDF 12933 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Rules and Regulations (3) Shall consider SDVOSB set-asides before considering SDVOSB sole source awards (see 19.1406) or small business set-asides (see subpart 19.5). * * * * * 8. Amend section 19.1406 by revising the introductory text of paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. DATES: Effective Date: March 2, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202–219–0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501– 4755. Please cite FAC 2005–56, FAR Case 2012–002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 19.1406 Sole source awards to servicedisabled veteran-owned small business concerns. [FAC 2005–56; FAR Case 2012–002; Item V; Docket 2012–0002, Sequence 1] (a) A contracting officer shall consider a contract award to a SDVOSB concern on a sole source basis (see 6.302– 5(b)(6)), before considering small business set-asides (see 19.203 and subpart 19.5) provided none of the exclusions of 19.1404 apply and— * * * * * Federal Acquisition Regulation: Trade Agreements Thresholds [FR Doc. 2012–4488 Filed 3–1–12; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: RIN 9000–AM17 Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. I. Background DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate adjusted thresholds for BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P AGENCIES: Every two years, the trade agreements thresholds are adjusted according to a pre-determined formula set forth in the agreements. The United States Trade Representative has specified the following new thresholds in the Federal Register (see 76 FR 76808, published on December 8, 2011): Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) Trade agreement WTO GPA .................................................................................................................. FTAs: Australia FTA ...................................................................................................... Bahrain FTA ....................................................................................................... CAFTA–DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) .................................................................................... Chile FTA ............................................................................................................ Morocco FTA ...................................................................................................... NAFTA: —Canada .................................................................................................... —Mexico ...................................................................................................... Oman FTA ................................................................................................... Peru FTA ..................................................................................................... Singapore FTA ................................................................................................... Israeli Trade Act ........................................................................................................ Service contract (equal to or exceeding) Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) $202,000 $202,000 $7,777,000 77,494 202,000 77,494 202,000 7,777,000 10,074,262 77,494 77,494 202,000 .............................. 25,000 77,494 202,000 202,000 77,494 50,000 77,494 77,494 202,000 .............................. 77,494 77,494 202,000 202,000 77,494 .............................. 7,777,000 7,777,000 7,777,000 .............................. 10,074,262 10,074,262 10,074,262 7,777,000 7,777,000 .............................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES2 II. Discussion and Analysis III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule implements the new thresholds in FAR subpart 25.4, Trade Agreements, and other sections in the FAR that include trade agreements thresholds (i.e., 22.1503, 25.202, 25.603, 25.1101, and 25.1102). In addition, changes are required to FAR clause 52.204–8, Annual Representations and Certifications, and FAR clause 52.222–19, Child LaborCooperation with Authorities and Remedies. Conforming changes are also required to the clause dates in FAR clause 52.212–5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items, and FAR clause 52.213–4, Terms and ConditionsSimplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require publication for public comment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 V. Paperwork Reduction Act The final rule does not contain any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 Government procurement. E:\FR\FM\02MRR2.SGM 02MRR2 12934 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Dated: February 21, 2012. Laura Auletta, Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. 22.1503 Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 as set forth below: ■ 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 continues to read as follows: [Amended] 2. Amend section 22.1503 by removing from paragraph (b)(3) ‘‘$70,079’’ and adding ‘‘$77,494’’ in its place, and by removing from paragraph (b)(4) ‘‘$203,000’’ and adding ‘‘$202,000’’ in its place. [Amended] 5. Amend section 25.603 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ in its place. [Amended] 6. Amend section 25.1101 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i)(A) ‘‘$203,000’’ and adding ‘‘$202,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(1)(iii) and (b)(2)(iii) ‘‘$70,079’’ and adding ‘‘$77,494’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1) and (d) ‘‘$203,000’’ and adding ‘‘202,000’’ in its place. ■ ■ 25.1102 7. Amend section 25.1102 by— a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ in its place; ■ c. Removing from paragraph (c)(3) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and ‘‘$9,110,318’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ and ‘‘$10,074,262’’ in their place, respectively; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (d)(3) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and ‘‘$9,110,318’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ and ‘‘$10,074,262’’ in their place, respectively. ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES2 ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 * General. * * (b) * * * * * Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) Service contract (equal to or exceeding) $202,000 $202,000 $7,777,000 77,494 202,000 77,494 202,000 7,777,000 10,074,262 77,494 77,494 202,000 77,494 77,494 202,000 7,777,000 7,777,000 7,777,000 25,000 77,494 202,000 202,000 77,494 50,000 77,494 77,494 202,000 202,000 77,494 .............................. 10,074,262 10,074,262 10,074,262 7,777,000 7,777,000 .............................. PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 8. Amend section 52.204–8 by revising the date of the provision as set forth below, and removing from paragraph (c)(1)(xvii)(C) ‘‘$67,826’’ and adding ‘‘$77,494’’ in its place. ■ l(27) 52.222–19, Child LaborCooperation with Authorities and Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126). * * * * * ■ 10. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(1)(i) to read as follows: 52.204–8 Annual Representations and Certifications. 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions— Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). * * * * * * ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (MAR 2012) * * * * * 9. Amend section 52.212–5 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(27) to read as follows: ■ [Amended] 25.402 Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) WTO GPA .................................................................................................................. FTAs: Australia FTA ...................................................................................................... Bahrain FTA ....................................................................................................... CAFTA–DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) .................................................................................... Chile FTA ............................................................................................................ Morocco FTA ...................................................................................................... NAFTA:. —Canada .................................................................................................... —Mexico ...................................................................................................... Oman FTA ................................................................................................... Peru FTA ..................................................................................................... Singapore FTA ............................................................................................ Israeli Trade Act ........................................................................................................ ■ [Amended] 3. Amend section 25.202 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘$7,804,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,777,000’’ in its place. ■ 4. Amend section 25.402 by revising the table in paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ Trade agreement 25.1101 25.202 ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 U.S.C. 2473(c). 25.603 PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. * * * * * CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS—COMMERCIAL (MAR 2012) * * * (b) * * * PO 00000 Frm 00024 * Fmt 4701 * Sfmt 4700 * * * * TERMS AND CONDITIONS— SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITIONS (OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL ITEMS) (MAR 2012) * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (i) 52.222–19, Child Labor— Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126). (Applies to contracts for supplies exceeding the micro-purchase threshold.) * * * * * ■ 11. Amend section 52.222–19 by revising the date of the clause; removing from paragraph (a)(3) ‘‘$70,079’’ and adding ‘‘$77,494’’ in its place; and removing from paragraph (a)(4) ‘‘$203,000’’ and adding ‘‘$202,000’’ in E:\FR\FM\02MRR2.SGM 02MRR2 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2012 / Rules and Regulations its place. The revised text reads as follows: 52.222–19 Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. * * * * * CHILD LABOR—COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES (MAR 2012) * * * * * [FR Doc. 2012–4492 Filed 3–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 [FAC 2005–56; FAR Case 2011–030; Item VI; Docket 2011–0030, Sequence 1] RIN 9000–AM16 Federal Acquisition Regulation; New Designated Country (Armenia) and Other Trade Agreements Updates Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCIES: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add Armenia as a designated country, due to the accession of Armenia to membership in the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement. The rule also updates the FAR lists of countries that are party to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft. SUMMARY: Effective Date: March 2, 2012. Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202–219–0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501– 4755. Please cite FAC 2005–56, FAR Case 2011–030. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES2 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background On September 15, 2011, Armenia became a party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.) provides the authority for the President to waive the Buy American Act and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Mar 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 other discriminatory provisions for eligible products from countries that have signed an international trade agreement with the United States (such as the WTO GPA). The President has delegated this waiver authority to the U.S. Trade Representative (see FAR 25.402). On September 22, 2011, because Armenia became a party to the WTO GPA and because the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Armenia will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive Government procurement opportunities to United States products and services and suppliers of such products and services, the U.S. Trade Representative published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 58856) waiving the Buy American Act and other discriminatory provisions for eligible products from Armenia. In addition, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has provided an updated list of countries that are party to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft. The U.S. Trade Representative has waived the Buy American Act for civil aircraft and related articles from countries that are parties to the Agreement on Trade on Civil Aircraft. II. Discussion and Analysis FAR 25.003 defines WTO GPA countries by listing the parties to the WTO GPA, and defines ‘‘designated country’’ as a WTO GPA country, a Free Trade Agreement country, a least designated country, or a Caribbean Basin country (including the lists of countries in each category). Because Armenia is now a WTO GPA country and therefore also a designated country, as determined by the U.S. Trade Representative, this final rule adds Armenia to the lists of WTO GPA countries and designated countries at FAR 22.1503, 25.003, 52.222–19, 52.225–5, 52.225–11, and 52.225–23. This final rule also updates the FAR lists of countries that are party to the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft at FAR 25.407 and 52.225–7, Waiver of Buy American Act for Civil Aircraft and Related Articles. Conforming changes have also been made to the associated clause dates for the revised clauses in the lists at FAR 52.212–5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders— Commercial Items, and FAR 52.213–4, Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 12935 III. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute ‘‘Publication of proposed regulations’’, 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the statute which applies to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph (a)(1) of the statute requires that a procurement policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or modification thereof) must be published for public comment if it relates to the expenditure of appropriated funds, and has either a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the agency issuing the policy, regulation, procedure or form, or has a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. This final rule is not required to be published for public comment, because it recognizes actions taken by the United States Trade Representative that do not have a significant effect on contractors or offerors. IV. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. V. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because this final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within the meaning of FAR 1.501–1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require publication for public comment. VI. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) unless the collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. The Paperwork E:\FR\FM\02MRR2.SGM 02MRR2

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[FR Doc No: 2012-4492]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

[FAC 2005-56; FAR Case 2012-002; Item V; Docket 2012-0002, Sequence 1]
RIN 9000-AM17


Federal Acquisition Regulation: Trade Agreements Thresholds

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate adjusted thresholds 
for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement 
Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United 
States Trade Representative.

DATES: Effective Date: March 2, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-219-0202 for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-56, FAR Case 2012-
002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Every two years, the trade agreements thresholds are adjusted 
according to a pre-determined formula set forth in the agreements. The 
United States Trade Representative has specified the following new 
thresholds in the Federal Register (see 76 FR 76808, published on 
December 8, 2011):

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                                                          Supply contract    Service contract     Construction
                    Trade agreement                         (equal to or       (equal to or     contract  (equal
                                                             exceeding)         exceeding)     to or  exceeding)
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WTO GPA................................................           $202,000           $202,000         $7,777,000
FTAs:
    Australia FTA......................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
    Bahrain FTA........................................            202,000            202,000         10,074,262
    CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El                    77,494             77,494          7,777,000
     Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).....
    Chile FTA..........................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
    Morocco FTA........................................            202,000            202,000          7,777,000
    NAFTA:                                               .................  .................  .................
        --Canada.......................................             25,000             77,494         10,074,262
        --Mexico.......................................             77,494             77,494         10,074,262
        Oman FTA.......................................            202,000            202,000         10,074,262
        Peru FTA.......................................            202,000            202,000          7,777,000
    Singapore FTA......................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
Israeli Trade Act......................................             50,000  .................  .................
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II. Discussion and Analysis

    This final rule implements the new thresholds in FAR subpart 25.4, 
Trade Agreements, and other sections in the FAR that include trade 
agreements thresholds (i.e., 22.1503, 25.202, 25.603, 25.1101, and 
25.1102).
    In addition, changes are required to FAR clause 52.204-8, Annual 
Representations and Certifications, and FAR clause 52.222-19, Child 
Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. Conforming changes are 
also required to the clause dates in FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract 
Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive 
Orders-Commercial Items, and FAR clause 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions-
Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items).

III. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess 
all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 
13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, 
of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. 
This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not 
subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning 
and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 804.

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this rule because 
this final rule does not constitute a significant FAR revision within 
the meaning of FAR 1.501-1 and 41 U.S.C. 1707 and does not require 
publication for public comment.

V. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The final rule does not contain any information collection 
requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

    Government procurement.


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    Dated: February 21, 2012.
Laura Auletta,
Director, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 as 
set forth below:


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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).

PART 22--APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS


22.1503  [Amended]

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2. Amend section 22.1503 by removing from paragraph (b)(3) ``$70,079'' 
and adding ``$77,494'' in its place, and by removing from paragraph 
(b)(4) ``$203,000'' and adding ``$202,000'' in its place.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.202  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 25.202 by removing from paragraph (c) ``$7,804,000'' 
and adding ``$7,777,000'' in its place.
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4. Amend section 25.402 by revising the table in paragraph (b) to read 
as follows:


25.402  General.

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    (b) * * *

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                                                          Supply contract    Service contract     Construction
                    Trade agreement                         (equal to or       (equal to or     contract  (equal
                                                             exceeding)         exceeding)     to or  exceeding)
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WTO GPA................................................           $202,000           $202,000         $7,777,000
FTAs:
    Australia FTA......................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
    Bahrain FTA........................................            202,000            202,000         10,074,262
    CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El                    77,494             77,494          7,777,000
     Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).....
    Chile FTA..........................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
    Morocco FTA........................................            202,000            202,000          7,777,000
    NAFTA:.............................................
        --Canada.......................................             25,000             77,494         10,074,262
        --Mexico.......................................             77,494             77,494         10,074,262
        Oman FTA.......................................            202,000            202,000         10,074,262
        Peru FTA.......................................            202,000            202,000          7,777,000
        Singapore FTA..................................             77,494             77,494          7,777,000
Israeli Trade Act......................................             50,000  .................  .................
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25.603  [Amended]

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5. Amend section 25.603 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) 
``$7,804,000'' and adding ``$7,777,000'' in its place.


25.1101  [Amended]

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6. Amend section 25.1101 by--
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a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i)(A) ``$203,000'' and adding 
``$202,000'' in its place;
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b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(1)(iii) and (b)(2)(iii) ``$70,079'' and 
adding ``$77,494'' in its place; and
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c. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1) and (d) ``$203,000'' and adding 
``202,000'' in its place.


25.1102  [Amended]

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7. Amend section 25.1102 by--
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a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (a) ``$7,804,000'' 
and adding ``$7,777,000'' in its place;
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b. Removing from the introductory text of paragraph (c) ``$7,804,000'' 
and adding ``$7,777,000'' in its place;
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c. Removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``$7,804,000'' and ``$9,110,318'' and 
adding ``$7,777,000'' and ``$10,074,262'' in their place, respectively; 
and
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d. Removing from paragraph (d)(3) ``$7,804,000'' and ``$9,110,318'' and 
adding ``$7,777,000'' and ``$10,074,262'' in their place, respectively.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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8. Amend section 52.204-8 by revising the date of the provision as set 
forth below, and removing from paragraph (c)(1)(xvii)(C) ``$67,826'' 
and adding ``$77,494'' in its place.


52.204-8  Annual Representations and Certifications.

* * * * *

ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (MAR 2012)

* * * * *

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9. Amend section 52.212-5 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraph (b)(27) to read as follows:


52.212-5  Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes 
or Executive Orders--Commercial Items.

* * * * *

CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR 
EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL (MAR 2012)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    --(27) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and 
Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126).
* * * * *

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10. Amend section 52.213-4 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraph (b)(1)(i) to read as follows:


52.213-4  Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than 
Commercial Items).

* * * * *

TERMS AND CONDITIONS--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITIONS (OTHER THAN COMMERCIAL 
ITEMS) (MAR 2012)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and 
Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126). (Applies to contracts for supplies 
exceeding the micro-purchase threshold.)
* * * * *

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11. Amend section 52.222-19 by revising the date of the clause; 
removing from paragraph (a)(3) ``$70,079'' and adding ``$77,494'' in 
its place; and removing from paragraph (a)(4) ``$203,000'' and adding 
``$202,000'' in

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its place. The revised text reads as follows:


52.222-19  Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies.

* * * * *

CHILD LABOR--COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES (MAR 2012)

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