Japan and Slovenia Added to DFARS Qualifying Countries List

Effective on 8/2/2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) to include Japan and Slovenia as Qualifying Countries in the procurement of Specialty Metals under clause 252.225-7002. The updated list of qualifying countries is below.

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Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Israel
Italy
#Japan
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
#Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gibbs® carries the following regular stock items under the Specialty Metals designation. 300 Series Stainless, 17-7, Inconel X-750, Inconel 600, Phosphorous Bronze and Chrome Silicon / Chrome Vanadium wires (both commercial and valve).

The importance of this amendment is that it now allows Gibbs® to sell our Suzuki Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium valve quality wire as DFARS compliant.

To see the official DFARS clause please use the DFARS link on our Quality Page

Vern Guetens – Director of Quality, Gibbs Wire & Steel, Inc.