Trade Agreements Act

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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

False Claims Act Update: GSA Contractor Reasonably Relied Upon Distributor Certifications Of Product Origin And Trade Agreements...

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld a District Court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) complaint against a federal government contractor in a case that will be of...more

U.S. Government Joins FCA Suit Over Allegedly Falsely Certified Paper Shredders

The United States recently joined ongoing False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation that shows the potential for significant liability in government supply contracts. These contracts require the use of products made in the United...more

"Buy American" Compliance Tips

1. There is no single “Buy American” requirement – there are numerous statutes with differing requirements. Make sure you know which one applies....more

Country of Origin for Computer Software - U.S. Customs Finally Sheds Some Light on the Issue

One of the most perplexing questions that has plagued the government contracting community in recent years relates to the country of origin for computer software. Where most government procurements restrict the purchase of...more

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