Trade Agreements Act

TAA Compliance

The Trade Agreements Act of 1979, or TAA, was enacted on July 26, 1979 as an Act of Congress that governs trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries under the Trade Act of 1974. The TAA was created to foster the growth and maintenance of an open world trading system, expand opportunities for United States commerce in international trade, improve international trade rules, and to provide enforcement for international trade rules.

Adherence to TAA regulations ensure eligibility for General Services Administration – GSA Schedule and other federal procurement contracts.

TAA compliance signifies that a product is produced or undergone substantial transformation within the United States or a designated country. For a list of TAA designated countries, click here: