May 15, 2014

Department of Defense Issues Final Rule For The Detection And Avoidance Of Counterfeit Parts

Arnold & Porter Advisory

The Department of Defense issued a final rule amending the DoD FAR Supplement to address contractor responsibilities to detect and avoid counterfeit or suspect counterfeit electronic parts in the defense supply chain. While the final rule provides a number of clarifications to the proposed rule, uncertainties remain for contractors who must now maintain counterfeit electronic part detection and avoidance systems in compliance with the new anti-counterfeit rules. The rule is effective May 6, 2014.


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