Effective immediately, contracting officers shall follow the procedures provided in the attachment to this class deviation, unless acquiring items outside the United States for use outside the United States.
This class deviation implements section 871 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232), now codified at 10 U.S.C. 2533c. With some exceptions, section 871 prohibits the acquisition of any covered material melted or produced in any covered country or any end item that contains a covered material manufactured in any covered country. Covered countries are North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran. Covered material means samarium-cobalt magnets, neodymium-iron-boron magnets, tungsten metal powder, and tungsten heavy alloy or any finished or semi-finished component containing tungsten heavy alloy.
This class deviation remains in effect until it is incorporated in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, or until it is otherwise rescinded.