What is TAA Compliance?
TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. § 2501—2581). A good or service is TAA-compliant if it is manufactured or substantially transformed in the United States or manufactured in a TAA-designated country. A TAA-designated country can be defined as a nation that the U.S. maintains a trade agreement with and regards as a reliable or acceptable procurement source.
How is the Trade Agreements Act enforced?
The U.S Government makes purchases through contracts. A legally binding contract is required for Government Agencies to purchase or obtain products/services that are for the direct benefit and use of said Government agency.
Contracts are governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which contains the policies and the procedures that are legally enforced upon all executive agencies when acquiring products or services. Regulations and contracts are administered by U.S General Services Administration (GSA).
BZBGEAR TAA Compliant Policy
BZBGEAR offers high quality, reliable products that are compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). We are also compliant with GSA Schedules and federal government contracts. BZBGEAR is committed to supporting the public sector in staying up-to-date with the latest innovations in the space. Overall, we aim to simplify the process for Government Agencies to acquire what they need.
The purposes of this Act are —
(1) to approve and implement the trade agreements negotiated under the Trade Act of 1974 [19 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.];
(2) to foster the growth and maintenance of an open world trading system;
(3) to expand opportunities for the commerce of the United States in international trade.
(4) to improve the rules of international trade and to provide for the enforcement of such rules, and for other purposes.
The following list of TAA Compliant Countries has been pulled from 52.225-5 Trade Agreements and DFARS 225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program.
Non TAA Compliant Countries:
- Brazil BR
- China CN
- India IN
- Indonesia ID
- Iran IR
- Iraq IQ
- Malaysia MY
- Pakistan PK
- Russia RU
- Sri Lanka LK