TAA (Trade Agreements Act) Compliant Products
The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is an Act of Congress that governs trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries. It was enacted in 1979 to advance open and fair international trade. Under the TAA, the US government can procure goods and services made only in the US or designated countries - countries that have signed a free trade agreement with the US or meet certain other specified criteria. Some of the designated countries include Canada, Australia, Mexico, Israel, Poland etc and some of the non-designated countries include China, India, Pakistan, Thailand and so forth.
TAA compliance is important for US Government departments and state and county level agencies as they have to abide by these rules and buy products only made in the US or designated countries. This information is also important for scores of contractors and vendors who sell to the government.