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Trade Agreements Act India

Before we get into the case, a bit of background on the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). In general, where the TAA applies to a U.S. government contract, the contractor may supply a product from another country if that country has a free trade agreement with the United States. In other words, the US administration is not going to discriminate against the products of its free trade partners when it buys supplies in certain circumstances (e.g. B the contract is above the threshold for application of the TAA). But not all countries have a free trade agreement with the United States, including, very importantly, countries like China and India. Therefore, if a contractor offers the U.S. government a good manufactured in India, for example, that good would not comply with the TAA and the contractor would not be able to deliver that good for public procurement. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) was created to promote fair international trade with certain designated countries.

Companies that work with foreign-made products or services need to know which companies are limited to comply with the TAA and GSA. The U.S. government was required to procure only products and services manufactured in the United States or finished products from TAA-dependent countries. The second of these statutes is the TAA. The TAA was designed to encourage foreign countries to enter into reciprocal trade agreements on government procurement. These agreements prohibit foreign countries from discriminating against products made in America and prohibit the United States from discriminating against products of foreign origin. By law, countries that have such agreements and do not discriminate against products made in the United States can compete with non-discriminatory conditions to obtain a U.S. government. At the same time, products from countries that have not concluded such trade agreements are excluded from government procurement.

Countries that have concluded such agreements are designated as parties to the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) agreement. . 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 implements the requirement that the U.S. government can only purchase finished products manufactured or designated in the United States. . . .