TAA Compliant Countries 2020

The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is a federal law that governs trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries. Enacted on July 26, 1979, the Trade Agreements Act’s stated purposes are:

  • Approve and implement the trade agreements negotiated under the Trade Act of 1974
  • Foster the growth and maintenance of an open world trading system
  • Expand opportunities for the commerce of the United States in international trade
  • Improve the rules of international trade and to provide for the enforcement of such rules

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) part 25 restricts purchases to either U.S. made or from “Designated Countries.” U.S. made products are either an article that is mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States or an article that I substantially transformed in the United States into a new and different article of commerce with some form of distinction from which it was produced.

Failure to comply with the Trade Agreements Act can result in a False Claims Act suit from the United States government. In recent years, the increase in FCA cases, President Trump’s Buy American executive order, and a new focus on TAA compliance have led to increased scrutiny of contractors’ TAA compliance efforts. In the 2017 fiscal year, there were 799 FCA cases, resulting in $3.7 billion in recoveries. Non-compliance with the TAA could also result in termination for default, suspension, and debarment.

There are over 100 TAA compliant countries that fall under World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement countries; Caribbean Basin countries; least developed countries; and Free Trade Agreement countries. Notable countries not included in this list are China, Russia, and Brazil.

TAA Compliant Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
United States331,002,651
Bangladesh164,689,383
Mexico128,932,753
Japan126,476,461
Ethiopia114,963,588
Dr Congo89,561,403
Germany83,783,942
United Kingdom67,886,011
France65,273,511
Italy60,461,826
Tanzania59,734,218
South Korea51,269,185
Colombia50,882,891
Spain46,754,778
Uganda45,741,007
Ukraine43,733,762
Afghanistan38,928,346
Poland37,846,611
Canada37,742,154
Morocco36,910,560
Peru32,971,854
Mozambique31,255,435
Yemen29,825,964
Nepal29,136,808
Madagascar27,691,018
Australia25,499,884
Niger24,206,644
Taiwan23,816,775
Burkina Faso20,903,273
Mali20,250,833
Romania19,237,691
Malawi19,129,952
Chile19,116,201
Zambia18,383,955
Guatemala17,915,568
Netherlands17,134,872
Senegal16,743,927
Cambodia16,718,965
Chad16,425,864
Guinea13,132,795
Rwanda12,952,218
Benin12,123,200
Burundi11,890,784
Belgium11,589,623
Haiti11,402,528
South Sudan11,193,725
Dominican Republic10,847,910
Czech Republic10,708,981
Greece10,423,054
Portugal10,196,709
Sweden10,099,265
Honduras9,904,607
Hungary9,660,351
Austria9,006,398
Israel8,655,535
Switzerland8,654,622
Togo8,278,724
Hong Kong7,496,981
Laos7,275,560
Bulgaria6,948,445
Nicaragua6,624,554
El Salvador6,486,205
Singapore5,850,342
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
Slovakia5,459,642
Norway5,421,241
Oman5,106,626
Costa Rica5,094,118
Liberia5,057,681
Ireland4,937,786
Central African Republic4,829,767
New Zealand4,822,233
Mauritania4,649,658
Panama4,314,767
Croatia4,105,267
Moldova4,033,963
Eritrea3,546,421
Armenia2,963,243
Jamaica2,961,167
Lithuania2,722,289
Gambia2,416,668
Lesotho2,142,249
Slovenia2,078,938
Latvia1,886,198
Bahrain1,701,575
Equatorial Guinea1,402,985
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Estonia1,326,535
Timor Leste1,318,445
Cyprus1,207,359
Djibouti988,000
Comoros869,601
Guyana786,552
Bhutan771,608
Solomon Islands686,884
Montenegro628,066
Luxembourg625,978
Maldives540,544
Malta441,543
Belize397,628
Bahamas393,244
Iceland341,243
Vanuatu307,145
Barbados287,375
Sao Tome And Principe219,159
Kiribati119,449
Grenada112,523
Aruba106,766
Antigua And Barbuda97,929
Dominica71,986
Sint Maarten42,876
Liechtenstein38,128
British Virgin Islands30,231
Tuvalu11,792
Montserrat4,992