TAA Compliant Countries

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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

Rank Country 2021 Population
United States332,915,073
Bangladesh166,303,498
Mexico130,262,216
Japan126,050,804
Ethiopia117,876,227
Dr Congo92,377,993
Germany83,900,473
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Tanzania61,498,437
Italy60,367,477
South Korea51,305,186
Colombia51,265,844
Uganda47,123,531
Spain46,745,216
Ukraine43,466,819
Afghanistan39,835,428
Canada38,067,903
Poland37,797,005
Morocco37,344,795
Angola33,933,610
Peru33,359,418
Mozambique32,163,047
Yemen30,490,640
Nepal29,674,920
Madagascar28,427,328
Australia25,788,215
Niger25,130,817
Taiwan23,855,010
Burkina Faso21,497,096
Mali20,855,735
Malawi19,647,684
Chile19,212,361
Romania19,127,774
Zambia18,920,651
Guatemala18,249,860
Senegal17,196,301
Netherlands17,173,099
Cambodia16,946,438
Chad16,914,985
Somalia16,359,504
Guinea13,497,244
Rwanda13,276,513
Benin12,451,040
Burundi12,255,433
Belgium11,632,326
Haiti11,541,685
South Sudan11,381,378
Dominican Republic10,953,703
Czech Republic10,724,555
Greece10,370,744
Portugal10,167,925
Sweden10,160,169
Honduras10,062,991
Hungary9,634,164
Austria9,043,070
Israel8,789,774
Switzerland8,715,494
Togo8,478,250
Hong Kong7,552,810
Laos7,379,358
Bulgaria6,896,663
Nicaragua6,702,385
El Salvador6,518,499
Singapore5,896,686
Denmark5,813,298
Finland5,548,360
Norway5,465,630
Slovakia5,460,721
Oman5,223,375
Liberia5,180,203
Costa Rica5,139,052
Ireland4,982,907
Central African Republic4,919,981
New Zealand4,860,643
Mauritania4,775,119
Panama4,381,579
Croatia4,081,651
Moldova4,024,019
Eritrea3,601,467
Jamaica2,973,463
Armenia2,968,127
Lithuania2,689,862
Gambia2,486,945
Lesotho2,159,079
Slovenia2,078,724
Guinea Bissau2,015,494
Latvia1,866,942
Bahrain1,748,296
Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Timor Leste1,343,873
Estonia1,325,185
Cyprus1,215,584
Djibouti1,002,187
Comoros888,451
Guyana790,326
Bhutan779,898
Luxembourg634,814
Montenegro628,053
Maldives543,617
Malta442,784
Belize404,914
Bahamas396,913
Iceland343,353
Vanuatu314,464
Barbados287,711
Sao Tome And Principe223,368
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Curacao164,798
Kiribati121,392
Grenada113,021
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Aruba107,204
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Dominica72,167
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
Sint Maarten43,412
Liechtenstein38,250
British Virgin Islands30,421
Tuvalu11,931
Montserrat4,977

TAA Compliant Countries