The Buy American Act of 1933 (BAA) restricts the federal government from purchasing non-domestic goods by establishing a preference for “domestic end products” and “domestic construction materials.” The BAA applies to a wide variety of federal projects, including infrastructure projects, and generally applies to federal acquisitions that exceed the micro-purchase threshold (typically $3,500) but are below the applicable dollar threshold for Trade Agreement Act (TAA) applicability.
To be compliant with the TAA, products must be substantially transformed in the United States or a designated country. The TAA permits the waiver of BAA preference restrictions in certain procurements where the project value exceeds the applicable TAA monetary thresholds. The applicable TAA monetary threshold varies based on several factors, including the governmental entity and trade agreement involved, and the contract type, e.g., supply, service, or construction.**
Cooper Lighting Solutions is committed to its partners and customers and will continue to invest in delivering innovative and cost-effective lighting solutions while meeting government regulations and standards. We continue to be a leader in the industry in developing differentiated and sustainable technologies to meet customer requirements while delivering financial, environmental, and social value for our stakeholders and society. We value your business and thank you for your continued support.
For further information, please contact your local Cooper Lighting Solutions manufacturer’s representative or direct salesperson.