Trade Agreement Act Sourcing Documents

The Trade Agreements Act was passed to regulate trade agreements between the United States and abroad. One of the main features of the act is that it limits purchases by the U.S. government to products or products manufactured in the United States and manufactured in certain countries. Such products are then called "TAA compliant." The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. – 2501-2581) of 1979 was passed to promote fair and open international trade, but more importantly, it implemented the requirement that the U.S. government only buy finished manufactured products or certain finished products. This means, in particular, that, under a MAS program, GSA can only purchase products that are compliant in the United States and/or compliant with the TAA. This requirement has always baffled many MAS contract holders as to their actual meaning. The TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C No. 2501-2581), which aims to promote fair and open international trade. The TAA requires products to be manufactured or subjected to "substantial processing" within the United States or a given country, including those with trade agreements with the United States, Caribbean Basin countries and some "least developed" countries.

The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) was created to promote fair international trade with certain designated countries. Companies that work with foreign products or services need to know which companies are limited to comply with taA and GSA. The U.S. government was required to purchase only U.S.-made products and services or finished products from TAA companies. However, the TAA does not limit foreign trade outside the scope of federal contracts. This means that you can freely sell non-TAA-compliant products on the commercial market. I have not found authority for the following statement on this site: "A product complies with taA though: at least 50% of its total cost comes from the United States or certain countries." TAA compliance simply means that the "finished products" you sell as a GSA product manufacturer or reseller through your GSA calendar cannot be manufactured in certain countries, including, but not only, to: This white paper is only for information purposes and can be modified without notice. C2G does not accept any explicit or implied assurance as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information found in this document. You now know what the TRADE Agreement Act (TAA) is and why taA complies with the TAA. As a professional, you may want to focus exclusively on your business without having to deal with AAT issues. In this case, hiring a professional procurement consulting firm when handing over the TAA certification and complying with your TAA BESTA compliant with every GSA calendar contract you have can be very helpful. If you have a GSA calendar, you must accept that all products or services you sell have been significantly transformed if they come from outside the United States.

Therefore, it is important that you choose the right manufacturer if you are looking for someone to provide you with materials. This means that all products offered under GSA Schedule contracts must comply with the TAA, regardless of their cost. Determining AA TAA compliance is not as simple as considering a "made in" buffer. Complex issues of "substantial transformation" during the manufacturing process can affect a product`s compliance and require a determination based on the facts of each case.