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. 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. | Follow us on Google or Twitter for TAA – GovCon | We know that GSA contractors must follow many rules and regulations throughout their contract. For any questions, advice and advice on compliance and non-compliance with TAA, contact Winvale for professional services to speed up your government chances.
TAA compliance simply means that the “finished products” you sell on your GSA calendar as a GSA product manufacturer or reseller, cannot be manufactured in certain countries, including, but not only: To understand what it means to comply with the TAA and to ensure that you are, it is important that as the holder of the MAS contract, you understand the 10 Winvale strategies described below: the TAA may restrict the purchase of goods and services for federal contracts if the program management office decides to comply with the TAA. In many ways, the TAA replaces the Buy American Act because the TAA allows the president to waive, under certain conditions, the Buy American Act. Sub-paragraph 25.4 of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) contains guidelines for AAT compliance.  In general, a product complies with TAA when manufactured in the United States or in a Designated Country. Among the designated countries are designated countries that comply with the TAA: The following list was extracted from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and was last updated in November 2016 with the inclusion of Moldova and Ukraine and is up to date from June 2020. To access this FAR clause directly, please click here: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements. This exemption applies until December 31, 2020, unless it is amended. If you wish to temporarily offer non-TAA-compliant products in any of the above categories, you must submit a special ITEM number (SIN) or a product change requirement in eMod. Here is a complete list of TAA-compliant countries. It is remarkable that the People`s Republic of China is absent.