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Since TAA compliance is essential to compliance with the GSA calendar contracts you may have, you must always ensure that your products comply with the Trade Agreements Act requirements for the duration of the contract. Here`s a short checklist you should follow to ensure TAA approval for your products: PwC Government Contracts professionals are well aware of all aspects of FSS allocation, including compliance with the Trade Agreements Act. 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 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 BAA also applies to certain types of federal purchases, regardless of their contractual value. For example, the BAA still applies to: (1) the purchase of weapons, ammunition, war equipment or purchases essential to national security and defence; (2) contracts for small businesses; (3) the acquisition of Federal Prison Industries Inc. or non-profit organizations employing people who are blind or severely disabled; and (4) exclusive aerating contracts. GSA calendar contracts are also subject to the Trade Agreements Act, so you must ensure that your products comply with the TAA if you want to sell or sell goods to the government. As a general rule, the BAA applies to contracts with a federal agency, which are valued at more than $25,000 or less than the AA taA threshold. The current TAA thresholds are $182,000 for supply contracts and $7,008,000 for work contracts. While this is an oversimplification, this means that the BAA generally applies to supply contracts valued between $25,000 and $182,000 and construction contracts worth between $25,000 and $7,008,000. 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. BAA and TAA apply to public procurement, subcontracting or orders through specific provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These far rules are 52 225-1, buy american-supplies, 52.225-11, Buy American-Construction Materials, 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, or 52.225-11- Buy American building materials under trade agreements.