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What does TAA stand for?

 
chuckk281
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What does TAA stand for?

A question from Greg regarding TAA product:

 

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What does the TAA stand for

Does that just mean it is TAA compliant, if so what is the difference

 

HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for c-Class BladeSystem

691367-B21

HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for c-Class BladeSystem with TAA

691367-B22

 

 

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Reply from Kant:

 

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What is TAA Compliance?

TAA refers to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581), which is intended to foster fair and open international trade. TAA requires that the U.S. Government may acquire only “U.S. – made or designated country end products. This act requires that contractors must certify that each end product meets the applicable requirements. End products are ‘those articles, materials and supplies to be acquired for public use’.” This includes items which have been “substantially transformed” in the United States.

There is no difference in terms of parts or firmware, they are same. TAA mandates that the product has to “undergo significant transformation” like manufacturing or burning firmware in TAA designated country.

 

http://gsa.federalschedules.com/resource-center/resources/taa-designated-countries.aspx

 

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