Federal Acquisition Regulation: New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country-Australia, 47866-47868 [2019-19363]

Download as PDF 47866 9.105–1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Rules and Regulations [Amended] 3. Amend section 9.105–1, in paragraph (c) introductory text, by removing ‘‘PPIRS’’ and adding ‘‘CPARS’’ in its place. ■ 9.105–2 [Amended] 4. Amend section 9.105–2, in paragraph (b)(2)(i) introductory text, by removing ‘‘www.cpars.gov, then select FAPIIS’’ and adding ‘‘https:// www.cpars.gov’’ in its place. ■ PART 13—SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES 13.106–2 [Amended] 5. Amend section 13.106–2, in paragraph (b)(3)(ii)(C) by removing ‘‘Governmentwide Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) at www.ppirs.gov’’ and adding ‘‘Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) at https:// www.cpars.gov’’ in its place. ■ PART 15—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION 15.407–1 [Amended] 6. Amend section 15.407–1, in paragraph (d) introductory text, by removing ‘‘PPIRS’’ and adding ‘‘Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)’’ in its place. ■ PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION 25.702–4 [Amended] 7. Amend section 25.702–4, in paragraph (c)(3)(vi), by removing ‘‘Past Performance Information Retrieval System’’ and ‘‘www.ppirs.gov’’ and adding ‘‘Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)’’ and ‘‘https://www.cpars.gov’’ in their places, respectively. ■ 25.703–4 [Amended] 8. Amend section 25.703–4, in paragraph (c)(6), by removing ‘‘Past Performance Information Retrieval System’’ and ‘‘www.ppirs.gov’’ and adding ‘‘Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)’’ and ‘‘https://www.cpars.gov’’ in their places, respectively. ■ DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ■ 10. Amend section 42.1503 by— a. Removing from paragraph (a)(1)(iii) ‘‘PPIRS’’ and adding ‘‘CPARS’’ in its place; ■ b. Revising paragraph (f); ■ c. Removing from paragraph (g) ‘‘PPIRS’’ and adding ‘‘CPARS’’ in its place; and ■ d. Removing from paragraph (h)(3) ‘‘http://www.cpars.gov/, then select FAPIIS’’ and adding ‘‘https:// www.cpars.gov’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 ■ [FAC 2019–06; FAR Case 2019–011; Item IV; Docket No. FAR–2019–0011; Sequence No. 1] 42.1503 Procedures. * * * * * (f) Agencies shall prepare and submit all past performance evaluations electronically in CPARS at https:// www.cpars.gov. These evaluations, including any contractor-submitted information (with indication whether agency review is pending), become available for source selection officials not later than 14 days after the date on which the contractor is notified of the evaluation’s availability for comment. The Government shall update CPARS with any contractor comments provided after 14 days, as well as any subsequent agency review of comments received. Past performance evaluations for classified contracts and special access programs shall not be reported in CPARS, but will be reported as stated in this subpart and in accordance with agency procedures. Agencies shall ensure that appropriate management and technical controls are in place to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to the data and the information safeguarded in accordance with 42.1503(d). * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–19362 Filed 9–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PART 42—CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES4 and use the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) metric tools to measure the quality and timely reporting of past performance information. CPARS is the official source for past performance information. 9. Amend section 42.1501 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ 42.1501 General. * * * * * (b) Agencies shall monitor their compliance with the past performance evaluation requirements (see 42.1502), VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION RIN 9000–AN93 Federal Acquisition Regulation: New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country— Australia Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add Australia as a World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country. DATES: Effective: October 10, 2019. 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 Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2019– 06, FAR Case 2019–011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background On May 5, 2019, Australia 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 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 authority to the U.S. Trade Representative. The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Australia will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive Government procurement opportunities to United States products and services. The U.S. Trade Representative published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 18110, April 29, 2019) waiving the Buy American Act and other discriminatory provisions for eligible products from Australia. E:\FR\FM\10SER4.SGM 10SER4 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Rules and Regulations II. Discussion and Analysis This rule adds Australia to the list of WTO GPA countries wherever the list appears in the FAR, whether as a separate definition, part of the definition of ‘‘designated country’’ or ‘‘Recovery Act designated country,’’ or as part of the list of countries exempt from the prohibition of acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor (FAR 22.1503, 25.003, 52.222–19, 52.225–5, 52.225–11, and 52.225–23). Conforming changes were required to FAR 52.212–5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statute or Executive Orders— Commercial Items, and 52.213–4, Terms and Conditions-Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). Australia is already a designated country because it is a Free Trade Agreement Country. III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items This rule is not statutory and is not subject to 41 U.S.C. 1905 through 1907. The rule adds Australia to the list of WTO GPA countries to reflect the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination. It applies to acquisitions over the WTO GPA threshold, as well as to acquisitions for commercial items and COTS items. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES4 IV. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required by Statute The statute that applies to the publication of the FAR is the Office of Federal Procurement Policy statute (codified at title 41 of the United States Code). Specifically, 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) 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 has no significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. It is just updating the lists of designated countries, in order to conform to the determination by the U.S. Trade Representative. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 V. 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. VI. Executive Order 13771 This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. VII. Regulatory Flexibility Act Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see section IV of this preamble), the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required and none has been prepared. VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) does apply. However, this rule does not affect the response of an offeror that is offering a product of Australia to the information collection requirements in the provisions at FAR 52.212–3(g)(5), 52.225–6, and 52.225–11. Australia is already a designated country because it is a Free Trade Agreement country. These information collection requirements are currently approved under OMB Control Numbers 9000– 0136 and 9000–0024, respectively. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 Government procurement. 47867 Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 U.S.C. 20113. PART 22—APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS 22.1503 [Amended] 2. Amend section 22.1503 by removing from paragraph (b)(4) the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. ■ PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION 25.003 [Amended] 3. Amend section 25.003 by— a. Removing from the definition ‘‘Designated country’’, paragraph (1), the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place; and ■ b. Removing from the definition ‘‘World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country’’ the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. ■ ■ PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 4. Amend section 52.212–5 by revising the date of the clause and paragraphs (b)(26) and (48) 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 Items (Oct 2019) * * * * * (b) * * * (26) 52.222–19, Child Labor— Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2019) (E.O. 13126). * * * * * (48) 52.225–5, Trade Agreements (Oct 2019) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). * * * * * ■ 5. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and paragraph (b)(1)(ii) to read as follows: William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions-Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA amend 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 as set forth below: ■ 1. The authority citation for parts 22, 25, and 52 continues to read as follows: Terms and Conditions-Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items) (Oct 2019) PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * E:\FR\FM\10SER4.SGM * * * * 10SER4 * * * * 47868 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Buy American Act —Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements (Oct 2019) (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) 52.222–19, Child LaborCooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2019) (E.O. 13126). (Applies to contracts for supplies exceeding the micro-purchase threshold). * * * * * ■ 6. Amend section 52.222–19 by revising the date of the clause and removing from paragraph (a)(4) the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. The revision reads as follows: * * * * * Child Labor—Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2019) * * * * * ■ 7. Amend section 52.225–5 by revising the date of the clause; and in paragraph (a) by removing from the definition ‘‘Designated country’’, in paragraph (1), the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. The revision reads as follows: 52.225–5 * * * * * 9. Amend section 52.225–23 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ‘‘Designated country’’, paragraph (1), the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ‘‘Recovery Act designated country’’, paragraph (1), the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. The revision reads as follows: 52.225–23 Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods—Buy American Statute—Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements. * * * * * Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods—Buy American Statute—Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements (Oct 2019) * Trade Agreements. * * ■ 52.222–19 Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. * * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–19363 Filed 9–9–19; 8:45 am] * BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P Trade Agreements (Oct 2019) * * * * * 8. Amend section 52.225–11 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; and b. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ‘‘Designated country’’, paragraph (1), the words ‘‘Aruba, Austria,’’ and adding ‘‘Aruba, Australia, Austria,’’ in their place. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ ■ 52.225–11 Buy American Act— Construction Materials under Trade Agreements. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR–2019–0001, Sequence No. 5] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019–06; Small Entity Compliance Guide Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide. AGENCY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019–06, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2019–06, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. DATES: September 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2019–06 and the FAR Case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES4 RULES LISTED IN FAC 2019–06 Item Subject *I ............................. II .............................. III ............................. IV ............................ Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab ..................................................... Update of ‘‘Affiliates’’ and Section 8(a) Clauses ....................................................... Update to Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ........ New World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Country— Australia. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 FAR case following these item summaries. FAC 2019–06 amends the FAR as follows: PO 00000 2018–010 2019–006 2019–005 2019–011 Analyst Francis. Chambers. Glover. Davis. Item I—Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab (FAR Case 2018–010 This final rule adopts an interim rule published on June 15, 2018, without changes. The interim rule implemented section 1634 of Division A of the Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\10SER4.SGM 10SER4

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47866-47868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19363]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

[FAC 2019-06; FAR Case 2019-011; Item IV; Docket No. FAR-2019-0011; 
Sequence No. 1]
RIN 9000-AN93


Federal Acquisition Regulation: New World Trade Organization 
Government Procurement Agreement Country--Australia

AGENCY: 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 add Australia as a World Trade 
Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country.

DATES: Effective: October 10, 2019.

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 Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2019-06, FAR Case 
2019-011.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On May 5, 2019, Australia 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 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 authority to the U.S. Trade 
Representative.
    The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Australia will 
provide appropriate reciprocal competitive Government procurement 
opportunities to United States products and services. The U.S. Trade 
Representative published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 18110, 
April 29, 2019) waiving the Buy American Act and other discriminatory 
provisions for eligible products from Australia.

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II. Discussion and Analysis

    This rule adds Australia to the list of WTO GPA countries wherever 
the list appears in the FAR, whether as a separate definition, part of 
the definition of ``designated country'' or ``Recovery Act designated 
country,'' or as part of the list of countries exempt from the 
prohibition of acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured 
child labor (FAR 22.1503, 25.003, 52.222-19, 52.225-5, 52.225-11, and 
52.225-23).
    Conforming changes were required to FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms 
and Conditions Required to Implement Statute or Executive Orders--
Commercial Items, and 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions-Simplified 
Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items).
    Australia is already a designated country because it is a Free 
Trade Agreement Country.

III. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold (SAT) and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially 
Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items

    This rule is not statutory and is not subject to 41 U.S.C. 1905 
through 1907. The rule adds Australia to the list of WTO GPA countries 
to reflect the U.S. Trade Representative's determination. It applies to 
acquisitions over the WTO GPA threshold, as well as to acquisitions for 
commercial items and COTS items.

IV. Publication of This Final Rule for Public Comment Is Not Required 
by Statute

    The statute that applies to the publication of the FAR is the 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy statute (codified at title 41 of 
the United States Code). Specifically, 41 U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) 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 has no significant cost or administrative impact on 
contractors or offerors. It is just updating the lists of designated 
countries, in order to conform to the determination by the U.S. Trade 
Representative.

V. 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.

VI. Executive Order 13771

    This rule is not subject to E.O. 13771, because this rule is not a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866.

VII. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 41 
U.S.C. 1707(a)(1) (see section IV of this preamble), the analytical 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is 
required and none has been prepared.

VIII. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) does apply. 
However, this rule does not affect the response of an offeror that is 
offering a product of Australia to the information collection 
requirements in the provisions at FAR 52.212-3(g)(5), 52.225-6, and 
52.225-11. Australia is already a designated country because it is a 
Free Trade Agreement country. These information collection requirements 
are currently approved under OMB Control Numbers 9000-0136 and 9000-
0024, respectively.

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

    Government procurement.

William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide 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 parts 22, 25, and 52 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 51 
U.S.C. 20113.

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)(4) the words 
``Aruba, Austria,'' and adding ``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their 
place.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.003  [Amended]

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3. Amend section 25.003 by--
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 a. Removing from the definition ``Designated country'', paragraph (1), 
the words ``Aruba, Austria'' and adding ``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' 
in their place; and
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 b. Removing from the definition ``World Trade Organization Government 
Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country'' the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' 
and adding ``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their place.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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4. Amend section 52.212-5 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraphs (b)(26) and (48) 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 Items (Oct 2019)

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and 
Remedies (Oct 2019) (E.O. 13126).
* * * * *
    (48) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Oct 2019) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et 
seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
* * * * *

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5. Amend section 52.213-4 by revising the date of the clause and 
paragraph (b)(1)(ii) 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) (Oct 2019)

* * * * *

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    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and 
Remedies (Oct 2019) (E.O. 13126). (Applies to contracts for supplies 
exceeding the micro-purchase threshold).
* * * * *

0
6. Amend section 52.222-19 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (a)(4) the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' and adding 
``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their place.
    The revision reads as follows:


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

* * * * *

Child Labor--Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2019)

* * * * *

0
7. Amend section 52.225-5 by revising the date of the clause; and in 
paragraph (a) by removing from the definition ``Designated country'', 
in paragraph (1), the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' and adding ``Aruba, 
Australia, Austria,'' in their place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-5  Trade Agreements.

* * * * *

Trade Agreements (Oct 2019)

* * * * *

0
8. Amend section 52.225-11 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause; and
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b. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ``Designated 
country'', paragraph (1), the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' and adding 
``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-11  Buy American Act--Construction Materials under Trade 
Agreements.

* * * * *

Buy American Act --Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements (Oct 
2019)

* * * * *


0
9. Amend section 52.225-23 by--
0
a. Revising the date of the clause; and
0
 b. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ``Designated 
country'', paragraph (1), the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' and adding 
``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their place; and
0
 c. Removing from paragraph (a), in the definition ``Recovery Act 
designated country'', paragraph (1), the words ``Aruba, Austria,'' and 
adding ``Aruba, Australia, Austria,'' in their place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.225-23  Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured 
Goods--Buy American Statute--Construction Materials Under Trade 
Agreements.

* * * * *

Required Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods--Buy 
American Statute--Construction Materials Under Trade Agreements (Oct 
2019)

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