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
1United States332,915,073
2Bangladesh166,303,498
3Mexico130,262,216
4Japan126,050,804
5Ethiopia117,876,227
6Dr Congo92,377,993
7Germany83,900,473
8United Kingdom68,207,116
9France65,426,179
10Tanzania61,498,437
11Italy60,367,477
12South Korea51,305,186
13Colombia51,265,844
14Uganda47,123,531
15Spain46,745,216
16Ukraine43,466,819
17Afghanistan39,835,428
18Canada38,067,903
19Poland37,797,005
20Morocco37,344,795
21Angola33,933,610
22Peru33,359,418
23Mozambique32,163,047
24Yemen30,490,640
25Nepal29,674,920
26Madagascar28,427,328
27Australia25,788,215
28Niger25,130,817
29Taiwan23,855,010
30Burkina Faso21,497,096
31Mali20,855,735
32Malawi19,647,684
33Chile19,212,361
34Romania19,127,774
35Zambia18,920,651
36Guatemala18,249,860
37Senegal17,196,301
38Netherlands17,173,099
39Cambodia16,946,438
40Chad16,914,985
41Somalia16,359,504
42Guinea13,497,244
43Rwanda13,276,513
44Benin12,451,040
45Burundi12,255,433
46Belgium11,632,326
47Haiti11,541,685
48South Sudan11,381,378
49Dominican Republic10,953,703
50Czech Republic10,724,555
51Greece10,370,744
52Portugal10,167,925
53Sweden10,160,169
54Honduras10,062,991
55Hungary9,634,164
56Austria9,043,070
57Israel8,789,774
58Switzerland8,715,494
59Togo8,478,250
60Hong Kong7,552,810
61Laos7,379,358
62Bulgaria6,896,663
63Nicaragua6,702,385
64El Salvador6,518,499
65Singapore5,896,686
66Denmark5,813,298
67Finland5,548,360
68Norway5,465,630
69Slovakia5,460,721
70Oman5,223,375
71Liberia5,180,203
72Costa Rica5,139,052
73Ireland4,982,907
74Central African Republic4,919,981
75New Zealand4,860,643
76Mauritania4,775,119
77Panama4,381,579
78Croatia4,081,651
79Moldova4,024,019
80Eritrea3,601,467
81Jamaica2,973,463
82Armenia2,968,127
83Lithuania2,689,862
84Gambia2,486,945
85Lesotho2,159,079
86Slovenia2,078,724
87Guinea Bissau2,015,494
88Latvia1,866,942
89Bahrain1,748,296
90Equatorial Guinea1,449,896
91Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
92Timor Leste1,343,873
93Estonia1,325,185
94Cyprus1,215,584
95Djibouti1,002,187
96Comoros888,451
97Guyana790,326
98Bhutan779,898
99Luxembourg634,814
100Montenegro628,053
101Maldives543,617
102Malta442,784
103Belize404,914
104Bahamas396,913
105Iceland343,353
106Vanuatu314,464
107Barbados287,711
108Sao Tome And Principe223,368
109Samoa200,149
110Saint Lucia184,400
111Curacao164,798
112Kiribati121,392
113Grenada113,021
114Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
115Aruba107,204
116Antigua And Barbuda98,731
117Dominica72,167
118Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
119Sint Maarten43,412
120Liechtenstein38,250
121British Virgin Islands30,421
122Tuvalu11,931
123Montserrat4,977

TAA Compliant Countries