About The Webinar

There are a myriad of domestic preference rules that apply to companies selling goods directly or indirectly to the U.S. government. This webinar will focus on the distinctions between the “Buy American” and “Buy America” laws and policies, including recent changes resulting from the Biden Administration’s executive actions and the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”).

While the U.S. government is generally required to purchase goods of U.S. origin, foreign products may compete in the bidding process. If you want to sell to the federal government, or if you currently are selling to the federal government (or a customer that sells to the federal government) and your products are partially or completely manufactured offshore, attend this webinar to learn how to navigate the U.S. preference rules to increase sales and decrease compliance risks.

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Key Topics

  • Overview of the primary U.S. domestic preference programs
    • Buy American Act
    • Buy America (Transportation)
    • Trade Agreements Act
    • Kissell Amendment (Homeland Security)
    • Berry Amendment (Defense)
  • Impact of Biden Administration’s executive actions and the passage of the IRA
  • Distinctions and differences between the various preference programs, when they apply, and what they cover
  • Understanding “Made in America” or “Made in USA” and when such a claim can be made
  • Proactive steps to ensure compliance with these programs


Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Mark J. Segrist


MARK J. SEGRIST is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Portland, Maine office. His practice is focused primarily on import and export trade law and assisting clients in acquiring duty-saving benefits under the First Sale Rule and other customs declared value-related initiatives. With regard to imports, Mr. Segrist’s practice focuses primarily on providing strategic advice and counsel to a wide range of multinational clients on international trade and customs law matters. He also has extensive experience assisting clients in properly structuring multi-tiered transactions to maximize lawful duty savings under the First Sale Rule.


Mark Tallo


MARK TALLO is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice areas include customs, import and export compliance matters with a focus on advising clients regarding duty savings opportunities through the First Sale Rule as well as bilateral and regional free trade agreements and U.S. preference programs, including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Mr. Tallo is also focused on the assessment and qualification of goods under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA, with expertise in the automotive sector. In this regard, Mr. Tallo helps global automotive producers and suppliers navigate the complex USMCA rules of origin. 


Joshua L. Rodman


Joshua Rodman is a Member with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami, Florida office.



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