Softcover International of England has written a lengthy editorial on Obama's "Buy American" policy may limit US wide format scanner choice.
The writer notes that wide format scanners will probably come into demand by the various stimulus packages planned for the USA, but the only one manufactured in the USA is from Xerox. All others are made in Denmark by Contex for Calcomp, HP, IDEAL, Oce, and Vidar; by Colortrac in UK and China; by Graphtec in Japan and China; and by Image Access (Kodak) in Germany.
If you are forced to "Buy American", you may end up with a product which is less capable and more expensive than those used in rival economies.
And that is the conundrum, isn't it? Buy Local (and pay more, perhaps, and/or get lower quality, maybe), or Import for Less.