"Free" Trade? Complying with the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act
Topic: International Contracting
Original Air Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Program Code: 170071
The Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act implement the policy of the U.S. government, the largest consumer in the country, to buy United States or qualified-country products.
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Requirements of the BAA and TAA;
Meeting the BAA and TAA requirements: domestic end product and substantial transformation;
BAA and TAA reps and certs: prime contractor and subcontractor issues;
The intersection of the BAA/TAA and the False Claims Act; and,
Creating an effective BAA/TAA Compliance Program
William Weisberg Partner Bryan Cave, LLP William Weisberg, Partner, Bryan Cave, LLP, focuses his practice on government contracts and grants. He represents companies, non-profits and educational institutions entering into business arrangements with, or involving, government entities, including clients selling to defense and civilian federal agencies, as well as state and local governments. Mr. Weisberg represents clients in all phases of the contract and grant process, including cost accounting, bid protests and claims, intellectual property, standards of conduct and ethics, labor and employment regulations, export control, restrictions on foreign goods, performance and termination disputes and security clearance matters. He represents clients ranging from experienced contractors and grantees to those entering the government market for the first time. Mr. Weisberg represents firms doing custom work for the government, as well as organizations selling commercial goods nd services, who view the government as just another customer.
Joyce Tong Oelrich Associate Bryan Cave, LLP Joyce Tong, Associate, Bryan Cave, LLP, focuses her practice on government contracts and grants. She represents information technology firms, manufacturing companies, and professional service firms entering into business arrangements with, or involving, government entities, in bid protests, ethical and corporate compliance issues, product sourcing compliance (such as the Buy American and Trade Agreement Acts as well as the Berry Amendment) and intellectual property issues. She counsels clients on the interpretation of regulatory and statutory law and the impact of those laws on their government contracts and business in general. Ms. Tong has represented clients in pre- and post- contract award disputes before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office. Ms. Tong is a speaker on these issues and works with the National Contract Management Association.
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