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    I am ordering HAZMAT books for the Naval Supply Systems Command that are manufactured in Canada. The books are distributed throughout the US by various American-owned companies. How does the Buy American Act affect this order?


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    The procurement of books from Canada is exempt from the restrictions of the Buy American Act and Balance of Payment Program as a qualifying country. See DFARS Subpart 225.5 – Evaluating Foreign Offers – Supply Contracts and DFARS Subpart 225.872 Contracting with qualifying country sources.

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