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Stronger Dollar Pushes Trade Agreements Act Thresholds Down

December 17, 2015

On December 15, 2015, the U.S. Trade Representative published its biennial readjustment of the Trade Agreements Act thresholds expressed in "special drawing rights." The new dollar thresholds, effective for 2016-2017, will be approximately 6.4% lower than the current thresholds, going to $191,000 for most covered supply contracts and $7,358,000 for most covered construction contracts, with other adjusted thresholds applicable to certain free trade agreements.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

Alan W. H. Gourley
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2561
Adelicia R. Cliffe
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2816