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TAA Compliance

What is TAA Compliance?

The federal government requires Government Purchase Card holders to buy items made in the USA or in countries listed under the Trade Agreement Act (TAA compliant countries). In order to list an item on a federal schedule, the items must be TAA compliant. The following is a list of TAA Compliant countries:

Afghanistan

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bonaire

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Colombia

Comoros

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curacao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Gambia

Germany

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Kiribati

Korea (Republic of)

Laos

Latvia

Lesotho

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mexico

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Niger

Norway

Oman

Panama

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Rwanda

Saba

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Singapore

Sint Eustatius

Sint Maarten

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

Spain

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States

Vanuatu

Yemen

Zambia

While there are exceptions to the Buy American Act, these are few and far between – and ultimately the decision of whether or not to allow an item on contract is up to the GSA Contracting Officer.