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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AH21 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●Definition of "Qualifying Country End Product" (DFARS Case 2011-D028) 
Abstract: This rule amends the definition of "qualifying country end product" by eliminating the component test for qualifying country end products that are commercially available off-the-shelf items (COTS). DoD proposes to change this definition as a matter of policy, to waive the component test for qualifying country end products that are COTS items, so that it will not be necessary to try to track the origin of components of COTS items that are manufactured in a qualifying country, in order to determine that an end product is a qualifying country end product. DoD has determined that this rule is not excessively burdensome to the public, and is consistent with a determination signed by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy on February 14, 2008, regarding laws applicable to the acquisition of COTS items. The rule only affects manufacturers of COTS items in qualifying countries, removing an administrative burden for the qualifying country manufacturer and the Government personnel acquiring the items. The Regulatory Flexibility Act is intended to protect small entities in the United States, not foreign entities, regardless of size. The comparable change has already been enacted for the benefit of U.S. manufacturers of COTS items. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR ch2     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 41 USC 1303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ynette R. Shelkin
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
OUSD/AT&L DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6089