Last month, IDEA’s management and Board of Directors mandated the population of 43 critical data fields in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), including two new fields:
- “ARRA Compliant” – To identify if a product is compliant with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
- “Buy American Compliant” – To identify if a product is compliant with the United States regulatory act for US Federal Government procurement.
Both fields should be populated with one of the following indicator options:
Y – Yes; N – No; X – Not Applicable; U – Unknown; C – Contact Manufacturer
With the addition of these two fields, the population of the “Country of Origin” field has also become mandatory, to comply with the Tariff Act for importing/exporting product related to the International Harmonization Code and applicable duties and taxes.
The “Country of Origin” field is used to indicate where a product is produced, manufactured, or assembled and will now have two new indicator options made available, in addition to containing valid ISO Country Codes:
UKN – Unknown; MUL – Multiple Countries
All load/extract templates are currently being updated to reflect the 43 critical fields and will be made available for manufacturers to begin populating in mid-Q4 2014. In addition, the following clarification statements for the three fields discussed in this message will be added to all IDW documentation:
Beginning February 1, 2015, all new items added to the IDW must have each of the 43 critical fields fully-populated. If you have any questions, or would like additional information about the 43 critical fields, please contact your Data Management Specialist.