TAA Compliant does Not mean the product is “Made in USA”. The acquisition of TAA or Trade Agreement Act products do support US suppliers and their USA based employees, but American jobs and wages are affected by the foreign sourced goods. TAA Compliant products are made in foreign, US government designated countries, that support free trade.
If a product is labeled as TAA Compliant, it verifies the product is sourced from various USA approved countries that meet the Trade Agreement Act guidelines; which are intended to promote fair and open global trade.
“The TAA permits the President to waive the application of domestic content restrictions that would discriminate against “eligible” products or suppliers from countries that have trade agreements with the United States or meet certain other criteria.”
“The TAA supersedes the Buy America Act and permits the Government to acquire goods and services from foreign “designated countries” or “qualifying countries” when domestic companies cannot provide the item(s) at a fair and reasonable cost.
The purchase of TAA Compliant products that are Not Made in USA, has contributed to the outsourcing of US jobs; which in turn contributes to “bad debt, and phony financial profits”.