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free trade agreement NAFTA ActBecoming TAA compliant is sometimes confusing, given the recent changes in government power. Companies are now more vulnerable to stay on top of the rules, be aware when new legislation and policy is published, and finally to develop internal policies and controls to avoid fines and penalties.

Our goal is to help companies to make the necessary adjustments, revamp their internal policies and to develop a process that consistently gauges compliance.

The  Free Trade Agreements Act of 1979 and TAA compliance has become a huge concern in the federal government contracting world. This is particularly the case for GSA Schedule government contract holders.

Trade Agreements Act compliance requires end products from certain TAA countries be honored and treated the same essentially as American made products for federal government procurement. Regarding international trade policy, Government contractors should be especially mindful not to acquire products from non-designated TAA countries.

At Watson & Associates, LLC, our government contract lawyers help prime contractors and manufacturers to comply with foreign trade policy as it pertains to their TAA agreement with the agency.

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  • Detailed and direct advice to corporate entities
  • Familiarity with existing trade regulations
  • Free initial  consultation

International Trade, TAA Agreements Legal and NAFTA Consulting Services

Wayne White Made in USAWe represent contractors in bid protests, negotiate more favorable terms and conditions with the contracting officer, and provide ITAR and trade agreement consulting services.

  • TAA compliance
  • Internal investigations
  • ITAR and Export Control
  • Drafting corporate policies
  • Address legislative changes and how they may impact corporate business
  • Foreign trade policy and NAFTA Act consulting
  • TAA agreements and statutory interpretation
  • Trans Pacific Partnership
  • Import export compliance regulations
  • Bid protest alleging violation of Free Trade Agreements Act of 1979 or Buy American Act
  • Statutory interpretation of your government contract agreement

Call our NAFTA Act and TAA agreement attorneys for a FREE Initial Consultation at 1-866-601-5518.

What is the Free Trade Agreement Act of 1979? 

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The Free Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA) 19 USC 2501-2581 is a congressional mandate that government international trade agreements between the U.S. and other designated countries.

Non-Designated TAA Countries for TAA Compliance

Under the Free Trade Agreement Act, international trade policy laws restrict products from several TAA designated countries with significant suppliers of goods or services to the United States including India, China, Malaysia, and Thailand. This is important for strict TAA compliance with the regulations. At Watson, our trade agreement and import export compliance lawyers help domestic companies and overseas corporations to comply with respective regulations.

See How Does the President’s View on Buy American Act and Buy America Impact Government Contractors?

Foreign Trade Policy Trade Agreement Act Exception to Buy American Act

Under our foreign trade policy the Trade Agreements Act creates an exception to the Buy American Act. When the TAA applies to a government contracts procurement the Buy American Act is inapplicable. Federal contractors that sell products to the United States government under GSA Schedules experience the most problems.

DOD contracting agencies usually incorporate the Buy American Act clauses into the solicitation. At Watson & Associates, our Trade Agreement Act compliance lawyers can help to navigate through TAA compliance issues with Trans Pacific partnership laws.

Continued support: At Watson & Associates, our consultants and lawyers continue to help government contractors and commercial business stay TAA compliant.  Our Trade Agreement Act compliance lawyers can help to navigate through TAA agreement compliance issues of bid protests alleging TAA violations. See information about buy American exemptions.

FAR Trade Agreement Act Compliance and Foreign Trade Policy For Government Construction Materials: When you sell products or materials for construction projects to the US government, the Federal Acquisition Regulations mandate materials or products from TAA designated countries be manufactured or must be substantially composed within that selected country. See FAR 25.4.

Nationwide NAFTA Act Services for Federal Contractors

Our government contracts and TAA compliance attorney services cover all states regarding the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, NAFTA Act, trans pacific partnership or International trade laws. We consult with federal small businesses and large DoD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Cities in which our Washington DC and CO based foreign trade policy, NAFTA Act and Trade Agreements Act compliance attorneys assist federal government contractors include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.

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Call Our Trade Agreement Act Compliance & NAFTA Lawyers for Immediate Helps

For immediate help with the Free Trade Agreement Act compliance or International trade policy regulations in federal government contracting, call our TAA agreement and NAFTA lawyers at  1-866-601-5518.