Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-03; Introduction

CourtGeneral Services Administration,National Aeronautics And Space Administration
Citation86 FR 74528
Publication Date30 December 2021
Record Number2021-28084
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
AGENCY
: Department of Defense (DoD),
General Services Administration (GSA),
and National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA).
ACTION
: Summary presentation of a final
rule.
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
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.
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
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.
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 1, 2022.
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.
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 States-
Mexico-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:
Trade agreement
Supply
contract
(equal to or
exceeding)
Service
contract
(equal to or
exceeding)
Construction
contract
(equal to or
exceeding)
WTO GPA ............................................................................................................................. $183,000 $183,000 $7,032,000
FTAs:
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