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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Visit the rules here: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/current/252225.htm

We have to purchase material melted in a "qualifying country" for probably 99% of our orders. Why is this kind of thing still around?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Is it a quality control issue?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Is it a quality control issue?

Not that I'm aware of.

Because Union rules said so

;-)

Which Union? lol We don't have a union.


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Not that I'm aware of.

Which Union? lol We don't have a union.

Well if it's a Goverment regulation. You can bet a union helped them write it .


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Visit the rules here: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/current/252225.htm

We have to purchase material melted in a "qualifying country" for probably 99% of our orders. Why is this kind of thing still around?

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Denmark

Egypt

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Israel

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Out of curiosity, what are you making? And to what level of assembly is this enforced? I mean, your suppliers have suppliers who have suppliers. Is it only the first supplier that has to be from a qualifying country or do they follow the supply chain down? Because unless they follow the supply chain down, it's a meaningless restriction that only serves to increase the price of the end product. And if they follow the supply chain down, the red tape involved is liking ridiculous.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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I don't know about your products or the reasons behind the requirement, etc - but buying domestic products is a good thing for many reasons.

the finished product is made domestically. Finding domestic raw material is difficult sometimes.

I was flat out told by a vendor that the domestic magnesium sources closed so the only options would be mexico or some place in asia.


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Out of curiosity, what are you making? And to what level of assembly is this enforced? I mean, your suppliers have suppliers who have suppliers. Is it only the first supplier that has to be from a qualifying country or do they follow the supply chain down? Because unless they follow the supply chain down, it's a meaningless restriction that only serves to increase the price of the end product. And if they follow the supply chain down, the red tape involved is liking ridiculous.


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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maybe something to do with most favored nation status? :unsure:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Right now I'm trying to find a small diameter material. I last bought it in 2008. So far nobody domestic carries this size anymore. If I don't locate a source I'll be between a rock and a hard place real soon.

maybe something to do with most favored nation status? :unsure:

My boss calls this a racist act.


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Right now I'm trying to find a small diameter material. I last bought it in 2008. So far nobody domestic carries this size anymore. If I don't locate a source I'll be between a rock and a hard place real soon.

My boss calls this a racist act.

Have you tried smallparts.com ? Also, I'm sure you have checked or not knowing exactly what you are looking for but there's McMaster Carr and MSC.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Have you tried smallparts.com ? Also, I'm sure you have checked or not knowing exactly what you are looking for but there's McMaster Carr and MSC.

Those are all completed products or tools, generally without certifications to prove the material source. We can only purchase from them when the shop needs commercial items.

I'm looking for material to make parts. Material would come from a mill like Valbruna (Italy) or Deutsche-Nickel (Germany) but I'd buy from a distributor or their domestic warehouse.


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Thought they had barstock material available as well


10Yr GC arrived 07/02/09 - Naturalization is next

The drama begins - again!

And now the drama ends - they took the Green card . . .

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Thought they had barstock material available as well

OK, it's badly organized but they do. Short lengths only. We buy full length bars (12 ft).


Cassi & Benny's Important Dates


4/19/07 - Met Online ***** 8/12/08 - K1 Visa Received (191 days between NOA1 & receipt)
11/9/08 - MARRIED *****
2/9/09 - EAD Received (78 days between NOA1 & receipt)

4/11/09 - Green Card Received (139 days between NOA1 & receipt)
5/21/11 - 10Y Green Card Received (127 days between NOA1 & receipt)

5/16/13 - Bought our house

9/26/13 Oath (114 days between NOA1 & ceremony)

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