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.” 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. 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 Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), Pub.L. 96-39, 93 Stat. 144, adopted on July 26, 1979, codified on July 19.
C ch. 13 (19 U.S.C. It outlined the modalities for the implementation of the Tokyo round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. For example, if you take aluminum from one country, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) from another country, and you make aluminum foil and cover it with a PET coating, the resulting aluminum cover is “significantly transformed.” On the other hand, if you take concentrated fruit juice and dilute it with water, the resulting product is not “substantially processed” because it has not given rise to a fundamentally new character, name or use. 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. Our team helps contractors evaluate or implement TAA compliance programs, including measures to ensure that non-compliant TAA products are removed from PRODUKTliste lists of FSS contracts.