Live Webinar: Understanding “Buy American” and Other Country of Origin Requirements

The past two presidential administrations and Congress have pushed to improve the country’s “Buy American” priorities. But what does this mean? The Chapter welcomes back David Gallacher to update us on Country of Origin requirements, including the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, and other infrastructure spending priorities.


Program Description

Whether pushed by the White House or Congress, the last several years have seen a steady drumbeat of calls to improve the country’s “Buy American” priorities. But where does the rhetoric stop and the legal requirements actually begin? This timely webinar will give you an update on the latest Country of Origin requirements, including the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, and other infrastructure spending priorities. We will help you understand your contract requirements and manage your supply chain obligations, while also helping you anticipate future “Buy American” changes that may loom on the horizon.


In this program, attendees will learn about Country of Origin clauses implementing the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act (FAR 52.225-1, 52.225-3, 52.225-5, 52.225-9, 52.225-11), including how these clauses interact and overlap; the status and impact of various Executive Orders and rulemakings updating the country of origin requirements; the meaning of “manufacturing” and “substantial transformation” under the BAA and TAA; the requirements under the Infrastructure-related Buy America requirements, and how those requirements differ from the BAA and TAA; other common country of origin requirements.



Friday, March 18, 2022, 9:00AM to 10:30AM

How To Join

Zoom Webinar using Windows, Mac, tablet, or mobile

The Presenter

David Gallacher, Partner

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton


David Gallacher is a partner with the Washington, DC Office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. David’s professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation, administrative and counseling issues related to all types of Government Contracts and federal procurement laws. His experience includes complex litigation in federal court under the False Claims Act, claims disputes, bid protests. David regularly counsels both domestic and foreign companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, supply chain management, subcontract administration, and country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts. He also regularly conducts compliance reviews and internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

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