CBP allows Avaya sales to U.S. government
A communications system that unifies users within an enterprise on a single voice and data platform is eligible to be sold to the U.S. government under “Buy American” restrictions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Avaya Inc. in a determination issued last week.
Avaya, a supplier of enterprise communications networks, software and services, had requested clarification on the country of origin for its Unified Communications Solution, which comprises subassemblies made in China and Israel, but is designed, engineered, assembled, installed and programmed in the United States.
Those extra steps mean the product is “substantially transformed” domestically and qualifies as an American-made product, CBP’s Office of Regulations and Rulings said.
Congress over time has imposed certain requirements on the executive branch to favor domestic producers for a wide variety of procurements by agencies or third parties receiving federal money.
CBP’s determination can be viewed here. ' Eric Kulisch