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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AK15 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Restriction on the Acquisition of Certain Rare Earth Magnets and Tungsten (DFARS Case 2018-D054) 

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 871 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Section 871 prohibits the acquisition of any covered material melted or produced in any covered nation (North Korea, China, Russia, or Iran) or any end item that contains a covered material manufactured in any covered nation, with some exceptions. A covered material means samarium-cobalt magnets; neodymium-iron-boron magnets; tungsten metal powder; and tungsten heavy alloy or any finished or semi-finished component containing tungsten heavy alloy.  

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 225    48 CFR 252   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303    Pub. L. 115-232, sec. 871    10 U.S.C. 2533c   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
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:
Jennifer Hawes
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6115