• The Buy American Act: Two-Part Test
  • October 24, 2005 | Authors: John P. Janecek; Jonathan H. Becker
  • Law Firm: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP - Washington Office
  • The rules for applying the Buy American Act can, at times, be confusing for contractors who sell to the US government. A recent decision by the Government Accountability Office, City Chemical LLC, B-296135.2, B-296230.2, June 17, 2005, 05-1 CPD ΒΆ 120, addresses the Act's applicability to manufactured products. The case highlights that there is a two-part test for determining whether a manufactured product is a domestic end product under the Act.