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Wake-up Call: GSA Launches Requirement for Schedule Contractors to Reaffirm TAA Compliance

May.06.2016

Concerned with repeated instances of FOIA requests and congressional inquiries exposing contractors offering products not compliant with the Trade Agreements Act on their Federal Supply Schedule contracts, on May 5, 2016, GSA began notifying several contractors that, within five business days, they would need to provide certification that products offered were TAA-compliant or remove them from their offering. The breadth of this initiative continues to unfold, but it serves as a caution for contractors to reevaluate their supply chain and the manner in which they offer products on their FSS contracts under the complex “substantial transformation” rules for establishing country-of-origin under the TAA.

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Alan W. H. Gourley
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2561
Email: agourley@crowell.com

Adelicia R. Cliffe
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2816
Email: acliffe@crowell.com

M. Yuan Zhou
Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2666
Email: yzhou@crowell.com

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