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Download as PDF 74528 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 248 / Thursday, December 30, 2021 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR–2021–0051, Sequence No. 7] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022–03; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Summary presentation of a final rule. 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) 2022–03. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. DATES: For effective date see the separate documents, which follow. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, at 202–501–1448 or by email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite FAC 2022–03, FAR Case 2022–001. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES3 Rule Listed in FAC 2022–03 Subject: Trade Agreements Thresholds. FAR Case: 2022–001. ADDRESSES: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR rule, refer to the specific subject set forth in the document following this summary. FAC 2022–03 amends the FAR as follows: Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2022–001) 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) 2022–03 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 2022–03 is effective December 30, 2022 except for FAR Case 2022–001, which is effective January 1, 2022. Linda W. Neilson, Director, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Karla Smith Jackson, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–28084 Filed 12–29–21; 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 2022–03; FAR Case 2022–001; Docket No. FAR–2021–0054; Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AO38 Jkt 256001 Final rule. 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement Analyst, at 202–501–1448 or by email at curtis.glover@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite FAC 2022–03, FAR Case 2022–001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, 2022. On November 26, 2021 (86 FR 67579), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published new procurement thresholds. DoD, GSA, and NASA are not changing the Canada thresholds because of the United StatesMexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, which is being implemented in FAR Case 2020–014, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. FAR Case 2020–014 was published as a proposed rule on December 13, 2021. The United States Trade Representative has specified the following new thresholds: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: Supply contract (equal to or exceeding) WTO GPA ............................................................................................................................. FTAs: 18:08 Dec 29, 2021 ACTION: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Trade Agreements Thresholds Trade agreement VerDate Sep<11>2014 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 $183,000 E:\FR\FM\30DER3.SGM 30DER3 Service contract (equal to or exceeding) $183,000 Construction contract (equal to or exceeding) $7,032,000

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR-2021-0051, Sequence No. 7]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2022-03; 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) 2022-03. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC.

DATES: For effective date see the separate documents, which follow.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Curtis E. Glover, Sr., Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-501-1448 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 or [email protected]. Please cite FAC 2022-03, FAR Case 
2022-001.

Rule Listed in FAC 2022-03

    Subject: Trade Agreements Thresholds.
    FAR Case: 2022-001.

ADDRESSES: The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR rule, refer to the 
specific subject set forth in the document following this summary. FAC 
2022-03 amends the FAR as follows:

Trade Agreements Thresholds (FAR Case 2022-001)

    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) 2022-03 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 2022-03 is 
effective December 30, 2022 except for FAR Case 2022-001, which is 
effective January 1, 2022.

Linda W. Neilson,

Director, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of 
Defense.

William F. Clark,

Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

Karla Smith Jackson,

Assistant Administrator for Procurement, National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration.

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