Trade Agreement Acts

procurement is reserved for small businesses or is carried out as a single source of supply). The BAA also applies to certain types of federal procurement, regardless of the value of the contract. For example, the BAA still applies: (1) to the acquisition of weapons, ammunition, war material or purchases indispensable to national security/defense; (2) markets for small businesses; (3) acquisitions of Federal Prison Industries Inc. or non-profit agencies that employ blind or severely disabled persons; and (4) Separate Contracts. 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.” GSA-Schedule contracts are subject to the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), which means that all products listed in the GSA-Schedule contract must be manufactured or “substantially converted” in the United States or a “designated country” of the TAA. .