The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. §§ 2501 – 2581) (“TAA”) implements several trade agreements that guarantee signatory countries non-discriminatory treatment in government procurements conducted in other signatory countries. The TAA allows U.S. government contractors to furnish the U.S. Government products and services from countries with which the U.S. has signed multilateral or bilateral free trade agreements or that have otherwise been determined to be TAA “Designated Countries."
To meet the TAA’s country of origin (“COO”) requirements for products, U.S. government contractors (and their subcontractors/suppliers) must supply items that are either:
(i) produced or manufactured in the U.S. or a Designated Country; or
(ii) “substantially transformed” into new and different articles of commerce in the U.S. or a Designated Country.
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TAA compliance statement by product group: