July 29, 2009 the final rule was published on domestic sourcing preferences for specialty metals for procurement by DOD and its contractors.  This codifies 10 U.S.C 2533b (previously under the Berry Amendment) . The Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) section addressing domestic specialty metals preferences had been in DFARS 252.225-7014 Alt 1 (DEVIATION).  All language in this clause has been removed.  Specialty metals domestic sourcing preferences are now located in DFARS 252.225-7003, DFARS 252.225-7008 and DFARS 252.225-7009.

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To read more about the specific DFARS clauses: Reference 1

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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (DFARS Case 2008-D003)

SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. The rule implements Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Sections 804 and 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

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