Browsing All posts tagged under »Buy American Policy«

Does the Present Buy American Accord By-Pass Popular Opinion Relative to Protectionism

February 5, 2010


In the October 1st, 2009 Procurement Insights post titled “Buy American Policy: Economic Imperative or Popular Opinion,” I provided an excerpt from my interview with Canada’s Trade Minister Stockwell Day regarding the basis for the Buy American policy. It was of course the Minister’s expressed belief that popular American opinion surrounding protectionism was the basis […]

NASPO 2009 Survey – A Review of Preference Policies Requires Less Focus on Policy and More Focus on Preferences

November 2, 2009


The use and breadth of preference policies seems to be increasing.  Twenty-seven states provide a legal preference for in-state bidders, one more than reported that preference in 2007. Thirty-one states (compared to twenty-seven in 2007) reported that they have a reciprocal preference law. These states also reported the following vendor based price preferences: women-owned businesses […]

Buy American Policy: Economic Imperative or Popular Opinion?

October 1, 2009


In today’s PI Window on Business Show I had a brief interview with Canada’s Trade Minister Stockwell Day that simplified a complex issue . . . Underneath the complexities of the Buy American debate is a simple question . . . now that Canada has closed the Congressional loophole that justified locking Canadian business out […]