10 U.S. Code § 2533e - Repealed. Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1881(a), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4293]
Section, added Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VIII, § 802(a)(1), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1812, related to prohibition on acquisition of personal protective equipment and certain other items from non-allied foreign nations.
Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VIII, § 802(b)(1), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1813, attempted to transfer this section to the end of subchapter III of chapter 385 of this title and redesignate it as section 4875, to take effect immediately after the amendments made by title XVIII of Pub. L. 116–283, pursuant to section 802(b)(3) of Pub. L. 117–81, set out as an Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note below. However, this chapter, which included this section, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1881(a), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4293, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, pursuant to Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1801(d), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151, set out as an Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note preceding section 3001 of this title.
Prior to repeal, this section read as follows:
§ 2533e. Prohibition on acquisition of personal protective equipment and certain other items from non-allied foreign nations
(a) In General.—Except as provided in subsection (c), the Secretary of Defense may not procure any covered item from any covered nation.
(b) Applicability.—Subsection (a) shall apply to prime contracts and subcontracts at any tier.
(1) In general.—Subsection (a) does not apply under the following circumstances:
(A) If the Secretary of Defense determines that covered materials of satisfactory quality and quantity, in the required form, cannot be procured as and when needed from nations other than covered nations to meet requirements at a reasonable price.
(B) The procurement of a covered item for use outside of the United States.
(C) Purchases for amounts not greater than $150,000.
(2) Limitation.—A proposed procurement in an amount greater than $150,000 may not be divided into several purchases or contracts for lesser amounts in order to qualify for this exception.
(d) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) Covered item.—The term “covered item” means an article or item of—
(A) personal protective equipment for use in preventing spread of disease, such as by exposure to infected individuals or contamination or infection by infectious material (including nitrile and vinyl gloves, surgical masks, respirator masks and powered air purifying respirators and required filters, face shields and protective eyewear, surgical and isolation gowns, and head and foot coverings) or clothing, and the materials and components thereof, other than sensors, electronics, or other items added to and not normally associated with such personal protective equipment or clothing; or
(B) sanitizing and disinfecting wipes, testing swabs, gauze, and bandages.
(2) Covered nation.—The term “covered nation” means—
(A) the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea;
(B) the People’s Republic of China;
(C) the Russian Federation; and
(D) the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Repeal effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.
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