Executive Order 12260 requires the U.S. Trade Representative to set U.S. dollar supply thresholds for the purposes of Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 as amended (19 U.S.C 2511 et seq.). These obligations apply to hedged government contracts valued above or above certain thresholds in US dollars. The U.S. Trade Representative has set U.S. dollar supply thresholds to implement certain obligations under the U.S. Trade Agreement as of January 1, 2018 for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. In accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12260 and the fulfillment of the obligations of the U.S. Trade Agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer set the U.S.
dollar supply thresholds for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years as follows: The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), Pub.L. 96-39, 93 Stat. 144, passed July 26, 1979, codified as 19 U.S.C. Chap. 13 (19 U.S.C. §§ 2501-2581) is an act of Congress that regulates trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries under the Trade Act of 1974. It provided modalities for the implementation of the Tokyo Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. . (2) Acquisition of construction services – $10,441,216. .
. U.S. Congress. United States Code: Trade Agreements Act of , 19 U.S.C§ 2501 to 2582 1982. 1982. Magazine. www.loc.gov/item/uscode1982-007019013/. .
The TAA may limit the purchase of goods and services for federal contracts if the program management office decides to verify compliance with the TAA. In many ways, the TAA replaces the Buy American Act because the TAA authorizes the president to waive the Buy American Act under certain conditions. Subsection 25.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) contains guidelines for compliance with the TAA.  In general, a product is TAA compliant when manufactured in the United States or a « designated country ». Among the designated countries are:. . . C. Other Enterprises listed in the U.S. Schedule of Annex 15-A, Section 3:. Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative. .
It should be noted that the People`s Republic of China is absent from the list. A complete list of designated countries can be found in FAR 25.003. [ 3]. . . . . . . . .
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