b) For the application of single trade agreements for different agencies, see agency regulations. b) The value of the acquisition is a determining factor in the applicability of trade agreements. Most of these dollar thresholds are reviewed approximately every two years by the U.S. Trade Representative. The different thresholds are summarized as follows: 2. The contractor determines the origin of the services of the country in which the company in which the services are provided is based. See sub-part 25.5 for procurement contract evaluation procedures covered by trade agreements. The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), Pub.L. 96-39, 93 Stat.
144, adopted on July 26, 1979, codified on July 19. C ch. 13 (19 U.S.C. It outlined the modalities for the implementation of the Tokyo round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. (a) (1) The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C 2501, s.d.) gives the President the power to waive buy-U.S. status and other discriminatory provisions applicable to eligible products from countries that have signed an international trade agreement with the United States or meet certain other criteria, such as. B a least developed country. The President delegated this waiver power to the U.S. trade representative.
With respect to acquisitions under the WTO ACCORD, the free trade agreement or the Israeli Trade Act, the U.S. Trade Representative waived Buy American status and other discriminatory provisions applicable to eligible products. Eligible product offers are considered on the same basis as national offers. The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. – 2501-2581) of 1979 was passed to promote fair and open international trade, but more importantly, it implemented the requirement that the U.S. government only buy finished manufactured products or certain finished products. This means, in particular, that, under a MAS program, GSA can only purchase products that are compliant in the United States and/or compliant with the TAA. This requirement has always baffled many MAS contract holders as to their actual meaning. Here is a complete list of TAA-compliant countries. .
2. This restriction does not apply to purchases of supplies by the Ministry of Defence from a country with which it has a mutual agreement, as stipulated in the department`s provisions. (ii) If a fixed-term contract of more than 12 months is provided, you use the estimated total value of the acquisition, plus the estimated residual value of the equipment leased at the conclusion of the expected term of the contract. Note 1. The acquisition of the services covered in paragraph 2) (iii) in this table is a subset of services excluded under (2) (i) and (i) and therefore not under the WTO ACCORD. (2) Compliance with the requirements of 5.207, preparation and transmission of synopsis; (2) The estimated value contains the value of all options. . All military services support services acquired abroad.
(3) If, over a 12-month period, recurring or multiple premiums are expected for the same type of product or product, use the estimated total value of these forecast premiums to determine whether the WTO free trade agreement is applicable. Do not divide an acquisition with the intention of reducing the estimated value of the acquisition below the WTO GPA dollar threshold or a free trade agreement. We know that GSA contractors must follow many rules and regulations throughout their contract. For any questions, advice and advice on compliance and non-compliance with TAA, contact Winvale for professional services to speed up your government chances. b) In the World Trade Organization`s Agreement for Public Procurement (GPA) and in any free trade agreement, there is a U.S. timetable listing services excluded from the agreement if adopted by the United States.