This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B6RN3G

Preference for domestically produced steel in government procurement in Louisiana, US.

in United States

Trade barrier summary

This affects exporters of steel UK to Louisiana, United States. Government procurement of steel must prioritise steel rolled in the State of Louisiana. This is providing it is equal in quality, the cost does not exceed by more than 10% of the cost of steel rolled outside Louisiana, and enough steel rolled in Louisiana is available.
In state contracts awarded by competitive sealed bidding, preference is given to resident businesses in a tie bid if there is no sacrifice or loss of quality. This puts UK exporters of steel at a disadvantage when bidding for contracts.

Sectors affected

  • Advanced engineering



Date reported

20 August 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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