Cable Exchange’s TAA compliant products are assembled in the U.S.A and are approved to be acquired by the United States Government for use. These products are also compliant with GSA Schedules.
TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581), which is intended to foster fair and open international trade. TAA requires that the U.S. Government may acquire only “U.S. – made or designated country end products. 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’.” This includes items which have been “substantially transformed” in the United States.
BAA refers to the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. § 10a–10d) and was passed by U.S. Congress in 1933. The purpose of the Buy American Act is to provide preferential treatment for domestic sources of unmanufactured articles, manufactured goods, and construction material for public use, unless a specific exemption applies. The act requires the federal government to purchase domestic supplies for use in the United States, if— (a) The supply contract exceeds the micro-purchase threshold; or (b) The supply portion of a contract for services that involves the furnishing of supplies exceeds the micro-purchase threshold. In determining what are domestic goods, the place of mining, production, or manufacture is controlling.