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Download as PDF 2616 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACTION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: For effective date see the separate document, which follows. DATES: Summary presentation of a final rule. 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR–2019–0001, Sequence No. 9] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020–04; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020–04. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Ms. Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 550–0935 or by email at camara.francis@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2020– 04, FAR Case 2019–012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RULE LISTED IN FAC 2020–04 Subject FAR case Analyst Trade Agreements Thresholds ................................................................................................................................ 2019–012 Francis SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the specific subject set forth in the document following this item summary. FAC 2020–04 amends the FAR as follows: Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. William G. Roets, II, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. DATES: Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2019–012) This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to adjust the thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements as determined by the United States Trade Representative, according to predetermined formulae under the agreements. [FR Doc. 2020–00024 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES2 William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION I. Background [FAC 2020–04; FAR Case 2019–012; Docket No. FAR–2019–0012; Sequence No. 1] Approximately every two years, the trade agreements thresholds for the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) and the free trade agreements (FTAs) are adjusted according to predetermined formulae under the agreements. These thresholds become effective on January 1, 2020. On December 23, 2019 (84 FR 70615), the United States Trade Representative published new procurement thresholds. The United States Trade Representative has specified the following new thresholds: Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds 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 SUMMARY: Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) WTO GPA .................................................................................................................. 19:55 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52 Trade agreement VerDate Sep<11>2014 Effective: January 15, 2020. Ms. Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 550–0935 or by email at camara.francis@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at (202) 501–4755. Please cite FAC 2020– 04, FAR case 2019–012. BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P RIN 9000–AN95 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020– 04 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2020–04 is effective January 15, 2020. Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Department of Defense. incorporate revised thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Service contract (equal to or exceeding) $182,000 E:\FR\FM\15JAR2.SGM $182,000 15JAR2 Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) $7,008,000

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48 CFR Chapter 1





Federal Acquisition Regulations; Final Rules

Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR-2019-0001, Sequence No. 9]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2020-04; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of a final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective date see the separate document, which follows.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Camara Francis, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 550-0935 or by email at [email protected] for 
clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or 
publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 
202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2020-04, FAR Case 2019-012.

                       Rule Listed in FAC 2020-04
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                Subject                     FAR case         Analyst
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Trade Agreements Thresholds...........        2019-012          Francis
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the 
specific subject set forth in the document following this item summary. 
FAC 2020-04 amends the FAR as follows:

Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2019-012)

    This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to adjust 
the thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization 
Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements as 
determined by the United States Trade Representative, according to 
predetermined formulae under the agreements.

William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2020-04 is 
effective January 15, 2020.

Kim Herrington,

Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, 
Department of Defense.

Jeffrey A. Koses,

Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition 
Policy, U.S. General Services Administration.

William G. Roets, II,

Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.

[FR Doc. 2020-00024 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
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