TINA helps you negotiate trade agreements by providing an overview of current tariffs, non-tariff measures (NTMs), bilateral trade agreements and flows, and identifying the raw materials on which better tariffs can be negotiated. The directive represents an unreasonable burden on contractors to ensure up-to-date, accurate and complete data on available costs or prices from the date of the price agreement. Respecting the time required to submit a broom could expose contractors to a greater and unintended risk of erroneous prices. And entrepreneurs could be exposed to unwarranted findings, to estimate system failures — so the government intends to wield a heavy hammer to achieve its goal. TINA can help you determine the effects of higher rates due to loss of preferential treatment. For your interest economy, you can define a scenario with TINA by indicating the trade agreements (bilateral and/or regional) that you want to exclude and identify the effects. TINA provides an overview of trade agreements, tariffs and non-tariff measures at the HS6 level. Expected hourly increases in labour costs during the contract POP, which go beyond the duration of the current union employment contract; and/or these changes are ultimately a mixed bag for contractors. The increase in the TINA threshold means that fewer contracts are subject to cost or price data and incorrect price controls. However, the elimination of expected competition as the basis for proof of a reasonable competition exemption limits this exemption for defence firms and increases the obligation to provide cost or price data. While the original rule recognizes that the government will receive a fair price as long as contractors believe there is competition, the revised rule requires effective competition for dod purchases. Of course, the concept of competition that affects price is no different according to the agency, but defence companies will now be obliged to provide cost or price data if their civilian colleagues are not.
Finally, the requirement to certify the provision of complete, accurate and up-to-date cost or price data within five days of the price agreement – and without providing additional data that is not available to the government before agreeing on the price – represents the greatest risk to contractors. The five-day rule is an indication of the government`s often erroneous perception that contractors have a magic button to establish the relevant cost or price data for that particular document and reasonably available from the date of the price agreement.