Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance

The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. § 2501—2581), which is intended to foster fair and open international trade. The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) requires that products must be produced or undergo "substantial transformation" within the United States or a designated country, including countries that have reciprocal trade agreements with the United States, Caribbean Basin countries and certain "least developed" countries.

Products supplied for GSA Schedules and other government contracts, must comply with TAA, which requires that products originate from the United States or another approved country. Failure to comply with TAA can lead to award cancellation, fines and suspension. Products offered under GSA Schedule contracts must be TAA compliant. A TAA-compliant product indicates that the product has been substantially altered in a Federal Trade Agreement (FTA) designated country, into a new or different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was transformed.

TeleSolv Consulting has a system in place that periodically verifies that any products being offered under its GSA schedule are TAA compliant. We verify countries of origin quarterly with catalog updates from our suppliers to verify that products are still being manufactured or “substantially transformed” in a TAA designated country. Immediate action is taken to remove any identified non-TAA compliant items from our GSA Schedule. TeleSolv Consulting’s acquisitions practices require its suppliers to certify products for TAA compliance and indemnify it against damages from any noncompliance.

TAA compliance details can be found at:

Questions or concerns? Please contract our Compliance Group using the following link.