November 2023 TAA Update: North Macedonia became a party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement on October 30, 2023, and has now been added as a TAA designated country. Learn more.
Trade Agreements Act & GSA
GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contracts (also referred to as GSA Schedule Contracts) are subject to the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). To be TAA compliant, all products sold through the GSA MAS Contract must be manufactured or “substantially transformed” in the United States or a TAA “designated country”. TAA compliant designated countries are detailed in the chart below and fall into at least one of the following categories:
- World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) Countries;
- Free Trade Agreement Countries;
- Least Developed Countries; and
- Caribbean Basin Countries
The GSA Schedule Contract helps streamline the government sales process. In fiscal year 2022, government buyers purchased over $9 billion in products through the GSA Schedule. If your company is looking to get a GSA Schedule to sell TAA compliant products to the government, contact us to discuss how we can assist. Federal Schedules, Inc. has been helping companies obtain and manage their GSA Schedule Contracts since 1986.
TAA Designated Country List
Products are considered TAA compliant if they are manufactured or substantially transformed in the United States or any of the TAA designated countries listed in the chart below. The TAA designated country list is sourced from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and is current as of February 2024.
Changes to the TAA designated country list are infrequent. The FAR was updated in November of 2023 to add North Macedonia as a designated country under the WTO GPA. However, prior to the addition of North Macedonia, it had been seven years since the last update. To directly access this clause of the FAR, please click here: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements.
|Antigua & Barbuda
|Sao Tome & Principe
|British Virgin Islands
|Korea (Republic of)
|Central African Republic
|St. Kitts & Nevis
|St. Vincent & the Grenadines
|Democratic Republic of Congo
|Trinidad & Tobago
Interactive Map of TAA Compliant Countries
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