As a general rule, the TAA therefore applies in three circumstances: (1) The acquisition is estimated to be more than $182,000 for goods/services or more than $7,008,000 for construction; 2. the purchases are products or building materials listed in the trade agreement concerned; and (3) none of the other exceptions in trade agreements apply (e.g. B procurement is reserved for small enterprises or is carried out as a single source of supply). The president has the power to waive the Buy American Act as part of a mutual agreement or otherwise in response to the mutual treatment of U.S. producers. Under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) of 1979, the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Israel, the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada and the 1996 World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the United States provides access to government procurement markets in certain United States. the product agencies of the other contracting parties to these agreements. However, the Buy American Act has been excluded from surrogacy coverage. FAR 52.225-5 lists all “designated countries” for the purposes of the TAA. Countries include those that have signed the WTO GPA, have concluded a free trade agreement with the United States, or have been identified as “least developed country” or “Caribbean Basin country”. When it comes to an acquisition from the Ministry of Defense, the list of designated countries is even longer, as it also contains those identified as “qualified countries.” The TAA prohibits the government from purchasing finished products from certain non-designated countries (for example.
B China, India), but allows the president to waive national procurement requirements, including BAAs, so that the government can purchase products from other “designated countries.” “Designated countries” are those that have trade agreements with the United States, which require their products to be treated in the same way as the United States. Domestic products. The thresholds for applicability of the TAA vary according to the trade agreements. . . .