Effective immediately, contracting officers shall use the clause provided in the attachment to this class deviation, in lieu of DFARS clause 252.225-7052, Restriction on the Acquisition of Certain Magnets and Tungsten.
This class deviation implements section 849 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Pub. L. 116-92). Section 849 adds tantalum to the definition of covered materials in 10 U.S.C. 2533c. With some exceptions, 10 U.S.C. 2533c prohibits the acquisition of any covered material melted or produced in any covered country (North Korea, China, Russia, or Iran), or any end item, manufactured in any covered country, that contains a covered material. “Covered material” also includes samarium-cobalt magnets, neodymium-iron-boron magnets, tungsten metal powder, and tungsten heavy alloy or any finished or semi-finished components 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in effect until it is incorporated in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, or until it is otherwise rescinded.