The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is one of the most complex and highest risk areas in federal contracting—a fact that was recently illustrated when GSA sent thousands of notices to GSA Schedule Contractors warning them of the increased scrutiny being given to TAA compliance. This increased scrutiny by GSA, as well as recent False Claims Act cases and settlements involving the TAA, highlight the need for government contractors to ensure that they understand and comply with their obligations under the TAA.

This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including: 
  • The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA). 
  • The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services. 
  • Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding “substantial transformation” of different types of products, including software and other IT products. 
  • Discussion of recent enforcement activities and notable court decisions. 
  • Suggested best practices for ensuring TAA compliance.