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Trade Agreements Act Compliance Activity Increasing at VA

Companies should include internal TAA compliance reviews in their overall manufacturing compliance programs. Every manufacturer of medical devices and pharmaceuticals that offers a product for sale to the federal...more

Blog: The Trade Agreements Act and Sales of Medical Devices to the U.S. Government

Does your company sell medical devices to the U.S. Government, either directly or through a reseller or distributor? Are those devices or supplies manufactured at least partly in a country other than the U.S.? ...more

Medical Device Companies Face Severe FCA Penalties for TAA Violations

A spate of recent multi-million dollar settlements has shown that medical device manufacturers are subject to substantial liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) if they misstate the country of origin of their products in...more

Catching Up on the False Claims Act

From a corporate risk perspective, if your company is in the financial industry, healthcare, or defense industry, your greatest legal and compliance risk has to be the False Claims Act....more

Medical Device Manufacturer Settles Trade Agreements Act Suit

A whistleblower alleged that the manufacturer knowingly violated the Trade Agreements Act’s country of origin requirement. Government contractors must agree that the products they sell to the U.S. government under...more

2013 Enforcement Predictions

I always like to make predictions at the beginning of each year. My track record is plus and minus – sometimes on target, sometimes off-target. The biggest story in the last five years has been the rise of FCPA...more

New Excise Tax on Certain Foreign Contractors

Section 5000C of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) was added by the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the Act) on January 2, 2011. This new provision imposes a 2 percent excise tax on “Federal...more

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