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Construction Program Guide

Buy America

The FHWA's policy for Buy America provides for:

  • a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in any project funded under Title 23
  • alternate bid provisions
  • minimal usage criteria for non-domestic products
  • a waiver process based on public interest or the availability of domestic products

On Tuesday, February 12, 2010, The United States Trade Representative's Office announced a tentative agreement between the United States and Canada. The Agreement identifies specific programs for coverage, however, it does not include the highway program. Thus, all Federal-aid highway projects, including those funded under the Recovery Act (excluding TIGER grants, which are subject to section 1605 of the Recovery Act), administered by FHWA will continue to be subject to the Buy America provisions in Title 23 U.S.C. 313.

Authority/Legal Basis

  1. Laws
  2. Regulations
  3. Rule Makings / Federal Register Notices
  4. Orders
    • None
  5. Policy

Guidance/Information

  1. General Information
  2. Training
Updated: 02/18/2014
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