PGI 239.7402 Policy.

(c) Foreign carriers.

(i) Frequently, foreign carriers are owned by the government of the country in which they operate. The foreign governments often prescribe the methods of doing business.

(ii) In contracts for telecommunications services in foreign countries, describe the rates and practices in as much detail as possible. It is DoD policy not to pay discriminatory rates. DoD will pay a reasonable rate for telecommunications services or the rate charged the military of that country, whichever is less.

(iii) Refer special problems with telecommunications acquisition in foreign countries to higher headquarters for resolution with appropriate State Department representatives.

(d) Long-haul telecommunications services.DISA will acquire all long-haul telecommunications services for DoD. See DoD Directive 5105.19, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).