41 U.S. Code § 6505 - Exclusions

(a) Items Available in the Open Market.— This chapter does not apply to the purchase of materials, supplies, articles, or equipment that may usually be bought in the open market.
(b) Perishables and Agricultural Products.— This chapter does not apply to any of the following:
(1) Perishables, including dairy, livestock and nursery products.
(2) Agricultural or farm products processed for first sale by the original producers.
(3) Contracts made by the Secretary of Agriculture for the purchase of agricultural commodities or products of agricultural commodities.
(c) Carriage of Freight or Personnel.— This chapter may not be construed to apply to—
(1) the carriage of freight or personnel by vessel, airplane, bus, truck, express, or railway line where published tariff rates are in effect; or
(2) common carriers subject to the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.).


(Pub. L. 111–350, § 3,Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3809.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
June 30, 1936, ch. 881, § 9, 49 Stat. 2039.

References in Text

The Communications Act of 1934, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is act June 19, 1934, ch. 652, 48 Stat. 1064, which is classified principally to chapter 5 (§ 151 et seq.) of Title 47, Telecommunications. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 609 of Title 47 and Tables.

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