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Damien is a partner in the firm`s government contracts & Public Procurement practice. He represents clients in all facets of government contracts as well as in regulatory advice, sub-contractual and team contract negotiations, contract disputes, scale protests and offer protests. Read more › The Trade Agreements Act 1979 (TAA), Pub.L. 96-39, 93 Stat. 144, enacted July 26, 1979, codified as 19 U.S.C. 13 (19 U.S.C§ 2501-2581), is an act of Congress that regulates trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries under the Trade Act of 1974. It provided modalities for the implementation of the Tokyo Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. As a general rule, the TAA prohibits the acquisition of “products from a foreign country or another” that is not a party to the WTO Agreement or that has otherwise been “designated” by the President for the purposes of the TAA. 19 U.S.C§ 2512 (a) (1). By law, countries that have such agreements and do not discriminate against products made in the United States can compete with non-discriminatory conditions to obtain a U.S. government. At the same time, products from countries that have not concluded such trade agreements are excluded from government procurement. Countries that have concluded such agreements are designated as parties to the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) agreement.

. The following list was extracted from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and was last updated in November 2016 with the addition of Moldova and Ukraine and is current as of June 2020. To access this FAR clause directly, click here: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements…

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