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  •  Can't do it. (1+ / 0-)
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    Justanothernyer

    The Government Procurements Agreement of the WTO Tokyo round, which became part of domestic law through the Trade Agreements Act, precludes discrimination in favor of US companies and against foreign signatories of the GPA.  There is an exception to this for national security, but it'd be hard to maintain that, say, office supplies need to be purchased from a US company for national security reasons.

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