The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. §§2501-2581) is intended to foster fair and open international trade. It requires that the U.S. Government may acquire only products that are U.S. – made or are made in countries that are recognized as supporting fair and open international trade. The act further requires that contractors must certify that each of their end products that are to be acquired by a government entity in the U.S. meet the requirements as to place of manufacture.
All of Raritan’s products meet the requirements of the Trade Agreements Act and are approved to be acquired by the United States Government for use. These products are also compliant with GSA Schedules.
About TAA Compliance
The Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”) was enacted July 26, 1979. The TAA requires U.S. Government and affiliated entities with federal contacts to purchase end products made or substantially transformed within the United States or other TAA designated countries. TAA “Designated Countries” include the Caribbean Basin countries, WTO GPA countries, Free Trade Agreement Countries and certain other “least developed” countries. This act requires that contractors must certify that each end product meets the applicable requirements. End products are ‘those articles, materials and supplies to be acquired for public use’.”