Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds, 2616-2619 [2020-00025]

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 2617 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) Trade agreement FTAs: Australia FTA ...................................................................................................... Bahrain FTA ....................................................................................................... CAFTA–DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) .................................................................................... Chile FTA ............................................................................................................ Colombia FTA ..................................................................................................... Korea FTA .......................................................................................................... Morocco FTA ...................................................................................................... NAFTA: —Canada .................................................................................................... —Mexico ...................................................................................................... Oman FTA .......................................................................................................... Panama FTA ...................................................................................................... Peru FTA ............................................................................................................ Singapore FTA ................................................................................................... Israeli Trade Act ........................................................................................................ 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 the provision at 52.204–8, Annual Representations and Certifications, and the clause at 52.222–19, Child Labor— Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, with conforming changes to the clause dates in 52.212–5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items, and 52.213– 4, Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES2 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 only adjusts the thresholds according to predetermined formulae to adjust for changes in economic conditions, thus maintaining the status VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 83,099 182,000 7,008,000 10,802,884 83,099 83,099 83,099 100,000 182,000 83,099 83,099 83,099 100,000 182,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 25,000 83,099 182,000 182,000 182,000 83,099 50,000 83,099 83,099 182,000 182,000 182,000 83,099 .............................. 10,802,884 10,802,884 10,802,884 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 .............................. IV. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available Offthe-Shelf Items This rule amends the FAR to make minor revisions in the thresholds for application of the WTO GPA and the FTAs. The revisions do not add any new burdens or, except for the thresholds changes themselves, impact applicability of clauses and provisions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold, or to commercial items. 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, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, because this rule is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) 83,099 182,000 quo, without significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of the Government. PO 00000 Service contract (equal to or exceeding) 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 III 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 to this final rule, since the rule affects the prescriptions for use of the certification and information collection requirements in the provisions at FAR 52.225–4 and 52.225–6 and the clauses at FAR 52.225–9, 52.225–11, 52.225–21, and 52.225–23, currently approved under OMB Control Number 9000–0024, entitled ‘‘Buy American Act, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry.’’ The impact, however, is expected to be negligible, because the threshold changes are in line with inflation and maintain the status quo. As a result, there is no change to the estimated burden. 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: E:\FR\FM\15JAR2.SGM 15JAR2 2618 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 22, 25, and 52 continues to read as follows: a. Removing from paragraph (b)(3) ‘‘$80,317’’ and adding ‘‘$83,099’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (b)(4) ‘‘$180,000’’ and adding ‘‘$182,000’’ in its place. ■ 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 25.202 22.1503 ■ ■ 4. Amend section 25.402(b) by adding a heading for the table and revising the table to read as follows: ■ ■ 25.402 * PART 25—FOREIGN ACQUISITION General. * * (b) * * * * * [Amended] 3. Amend section 25.202 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘$6,932,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,008,000’’ in its place. [Amended] 2. Amend section 22.1503 by— TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (b) 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 ............................................................................................................ Colombia FTA ..................................................................................................... Korea FTA .......................................................................................................... Morocco FTA ...................................................................................................... NAFTA: —Canada .................................................................................................... —Mexico ...................................................................................................... Oman FTA .......................................................................................................... Panama FTA ...................................................................................................... Peru FTA ............................................................................................................ Singapore FTA ................................................................................................... Israeli Trade Act ........................................................................................................ 25.603 [Amended] 5. Amend section 25.603 by removing from paragraph (c)(1) ‘‘$6,932,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,008,000’’ in its place. ■ 25.1101 $182,000 $7,008,000 83,099 182,000 83,099 182,000 7,008,000 10,802,884 83,099 83,099 83,099 100,000 182,000 83,099 83,099 83,099 100,000 182,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 25,000 83,099 182,000 182,000 182,000 83,099 50,000 83,099 83,099 182,000 182,000 182,000 83,099 .............................. 10,802,884 10,802,884 10,802,884 7,008,000 7,008,000 7,008,000 .............................. adding ‘‘$7,008,000’’ and ‘‘$10,802,884’’ in their places, respectively. Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders— Commercial Items (JAN 2020) PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES * 7. Amend section 25.1102 by— a. Removing from the introductory text of paragraphs (a) and (c) introductory text ‘‘$6,932,000’’ and adding ‘‘$7,008,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (c)(3) ‘‘$6,932,000’’ and ‘‘$10,441,216’’ and adding ‘‘$7,008,000’’ and ‘‘$10,802,884’’ in their places, respectively; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (d)(3) ‘‘$6,932,000’’ and ‘‘$10,441,216’’ and ■ ■ 19:28 Jan 14, 2020 8. Amend section 52.204–8 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the provision; and ■ b. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1)(xxi)(C) and (D) ‘‘$80,317’’ and adding ‘‘$83,099’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ 52.204–8 Annual Representations and Certifications. * * * * * Annual Representations and Certifications (JAN 2020) [Amended] VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * * * 10. Amend section 52.213–4 by revising the date of the clause and removing from paragraph (b)(1)(ii) ‘‘(OCT 2019)’’ and adding ‘‘(JAN 2020)’’ in its place to read as follows: ■ 6. Amend section 25.1101 by— a. Removing from paragraph (b)(1)(i)(A) ‘‘$180,000’’ and adding ‘‘$182,000’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(1)(iii) and (iv) and (b)(2)(iii) and (iv) ‘‘$80,317’’ and adding ‘‘$83,099’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1) and (d) ‘‘$180,000’’ and adding ‘‘$182,000’’ in its place. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES2 $182,000 [Amended] ■ ■ 25.1102 Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) Service contract (equal to or exceeding) Jkt 250001 * * * * * ■ 9. Amend section 52.212–5 by revising the date of the clause and removing from paragraph (b)(26) ‘‘(OCT 2019)’’ and adding ‘‘(JAN 2020)’’ in its place to read as follows: 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00004 * Fmt 4701 * Sfmt 4700 52.213–4 Terms and Conditions— Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items). * * * * * Terms and Conditions—Simplified Acquisition (Other Than Commercial Items) (JAN 2020) * * * * * 11. Amend section 52.222–19 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) ‘‘$80,317’’ and adding ‘‘$83,099’’ in its place; and ■ c. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) ‘‘$180,000’’ and adding ‘‘$182,000’’ in its place. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ E:\FR\FM\15JAR2.SGM 15JAR2 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 52.222–19 Child Labor—Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE * GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION * * * * Child Labor—Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2020) * * * * * NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [FR Doc. 2020–00025 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] 48 CFR Chapter 1 BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P [Docket No. FAR–2019–0001, Sequence No. 9] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020–04; 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 SUMMARY: 2619 accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020–04, 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 this rule by referring to FAC 2020–04, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. DATES: January 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. RULE LISTED IN FAC 2020–04 Subject FAR Case Analyst Trade Agreements Thresholds ................................................................................................................................ 2019–012 Francis A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. [FR Doc. 2020–00026 Filed 1–14–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES2 BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Jan 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\15JAR2.SGM 15JAR2

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2616-2619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00025]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 22, 25, and 52

[FAC 2020-04; FAR Case 2019-012; Docket No. FAR-2019-0012; Sequence No. 
1]
RIN 9000-AN95


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds

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 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.

DATES: Effective: January 15, 2020.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    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:

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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................................................           $182,000           $182,000         $7,008,000

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FTAs:
    Australia FTA......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Bahrain FTA........................................            182,000            182,000         10,802,884
    CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El                    83,099             83,099          7,008,000
     Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).....
    Chile FTA..........................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Colombia FTA.......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Korea FTA..........................................            100,000            100,000          7,008,000
    Morocco FTA........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    NAFTA:
        --Canada.......................................             25,000             83,099         10,802,884
        --Mexico.......................................             83,099             83,099         10,802,884
    Oman FTA...........................................            182,000            182,000         10,802,884
    Panama FTA.........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    Peru FTA...........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    Singapore FTA......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
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 the provision at 52.204-8, 
Annual Representations and Certifications, and the clause at 52.222-19, 
Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, with conforming 
changes to the clause dates in 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions 
Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items, 
and 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than 
Commercial Items).

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 only adjusts the thresholds according to predetermined 
formulae to adjust for changes in economic conditions, thus maintaining 
the status quo, without significant effect beyond the internal 
operating procedures of the Government.

IV. Applicability to Contracts at or Below the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold and for Commercial Items, Including Commercially Available 
Off-the-Shelf Items

    This rule amends the FAR to make minor revisions in the thresholds 
for application of the WTO GPA and the FTAs. The revisions do not add 
any new burdens or, except for the thresholds changes themselves, 
impact applicability of clauses and provisions at or below the 
simplified acquisition threshold, or to commercial items.

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, Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs, 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 III 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 to 
this final rule, since the rule affects the prescriptions for use of 
the certification and information collection requirements in the 
provisions at FAR 52.225-4 and 52.225-6 and the clauses at FAR 52.225-
9, 52.225-11, 52.225-21, and 52.225-23, currently approved under OMB 
Control Number 9000-0024, entitled ``Buy American Act, Trade 
Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry.'' The impact, however, is expected to 
be negligible, because the threshold changes are in line with inflation 
and maintain the status quo. As a result, there is no change to the 
estimated burden.

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 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 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--
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a. Removing from paragraph (b)(3) ``$80,317'' and adding ``$83,099'' in 
its place; and
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b. Removing from paragraph (b)(4) ``$180,000'' and adding ``$182,000'' 
in its place.

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION


25.202   [Amended]

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3. Amend section 25.202 by removing from paragraph (c) ``$6,932,000'' 
and adding ``$7,008,000'' in its place.

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4. Amend section 25.402(b) by adding a heading for the table and 
revising the table to read as follows:


25.402   General.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

                                            Table 1 to Paragraph (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................................................           $182,000           $182,000         $7,008,000
FTAs:
    Australia FTA......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Bahrain FTA........................................            182,000            182,000         10,802,884
    CAFTA-DR (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El                    83,099             83,099          7,008,000
     Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).....
    Chile FTA..........................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Colombia FTA.......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
    Korea FTA..........................................            100,000            100,000          7,008,000
    Morocco FTA........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    NAFTA:
        --Canada.......................................             25,000             83,099         10,802,884
        --Mexico.......................................             83,099             83,099         10,802,884
    Oman FTA...........................................            182,000            182,000         10,802,884
    Panama FTA.........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    Peru FTA...........................................            182,000            182,000          7,008,000
    Singapore FTA......................................             83,099             83,099          7,008,000
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) 
``$6,932,000'' and adding ``$7,008,000'' 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) ``$180,000'' and adding 
``$182,000'' in its place;
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b. Removing from paragraphs (b)(1)(iii) and (iv) and (b)(2)(iii) and 
(iv) ``$80,317'' and adding ``$83,099'' in its place; and
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c. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1) and (d) ``$180,000'' and adding 
``$182,000'' 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 paragraphs (a) and (c) 
introductory text ``$6,932,000'' and adding ``$7,008,000'' in its 
place;
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b. Removing from paragraph (c)(3) ``$6,932,000'' and ``$10,441,216'' 
and adding ``$7,008,000'' and ``$10,802,884'' in their places, 
respectively; and
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c. Removing from paragraph (d)(3) ``$6,932,000'' and ``$10,441,216'' 
and adding ``$7,008,000'' and ``$10,802,884'' in their places, 
respectively.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

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8. Amend section 52.204-8 by--
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a. Revising the date of the provision; and
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b. Removing from paragraphs (c)(1)(xxi)(C) and (D) ``$80,317'' and 
adding ``$83,099'' in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:


52.204-8   Annual Representations and Certifications.

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Annual Representations and Certifications (JAN 2020)

* * * * *

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9. Amend section 52.212-5 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (b)(26) ``(OCT 2019)'' and adding ``(JAN 
2020)'' in its place to read as follows:


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

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Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or 
Executive Orders--Commercial Items (JAN 2020)

* * * * *

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10. Amend section 52.213-4 by revising the date of the clause and 
removing from paragraph (b)(1)(ii) ``(OCT 2019)'' and adding ``(JAN 
2020)'' in its place to read as follows:


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

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Terms and Conditions--Simplified Acquisition (Other Than Commercial 
Items) (JAN 2020)

* * * * *

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11. Amend section 52.222-19 by--
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a. Revising the date of the clause;
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b. Removing from paragraph (a)(3) ``$80,317'' and adding ``$83,099'' in 
its place; and
0
c. Removing from paragraph (a)(4) ``$180,000'' and adding ``$182,000'' 
in its place.
    The revision reads as follows:

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

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Child Labor--Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2020)

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[FR Doc. 2020-00025 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
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