TAA: Why It Matters When Buying Communications Products

October 13, 2020 | Posted by: Michael Gerenser

REDCOM - TAA Compliant ProductsThe integrity of computing technology and communications gear is more important now than ever before. When government agencies, militaries, and first responders deploy mission-critical communications solutions, lives are on the line. Understanding where this technology was sourced and built is critical to our security as a nation.

The Trade Agreements Act was enacted to govern trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries. One of the principal features of the Act is that it limits U.S. Government procurement to products made in the U.S. or in designated countries (such as Canada, Japan, Australia, or many European nations). If components are sourced from “non-designated” countries (such as China or India), then these components must undergo substantial transformation in a designated country. Only by meeting these criteria can a product be referred to as “TAA compliant.”

REDCOM products meet TAA compliance because REDCOM designs, develops, and manufactures all of our products at our headquarters in the United States. We work only with vetted and trusted suppliers to ensure that we source the best and most reliable components for every product, and we document the County of Origin for every component we purchase. REDCOM has proactively addressed every step of the supply chain to reduce risk and meet the federal standards for TAA compliance.