The Trade Agreement Act (“TAA”) was promulgated on July 26, 1979. It requires the U.S. government and affiliated units under contract with the federal government that the final product purchased must be made in the U.S. or substantially changed, or come from other TAA-designated countries. TAA’s “designated countries” include Caribbean basin countries, WTO GPA countries, free trade agreement countries and some other “less developed” countries. The bill stipulates that contractors must prove that each final product meets the standard requirements; the final product is “public use of these items, materials and supplies purchased.”
The Trade Agreement Law (19 U.S.C. §§2501-2581) aims to promote fair and open international trade. It requires the U.S. government to purchase products from sources limited to those made in the U.S. and countries recognized to support fair and open international trade. The bill further requires contractors to prove that the end products purchased by the US government must actually meet the above manufacturing location requirements.
All products from Antron Electronics Taiwan (made in Taiwan) comply with the provisions of the TAA Trade Agreement Law.