For decades Eaton has been manufacturing products in the United States and those product offerings are expanding to include Eaton’s “Assembled in the U.S.A.” TAA compliant product line. These new “Assembled in the U.S.A.” products are designed to be used in a wide range of government applications, including schools, courthouses, libraries and state facilities.
Like businesses, governmental entities continue to grow more dependent on digital infrastructure. Ensuring that the public services sector has an uninterrupted supply of clean, efficient and reliable power is critical. Providing protection from power failures will help ensure the integrity of vital services and information that the public relies on.
Each of these products have several SKUs that are TAA compliant.
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.
Eaton’s TAA compliant products are assembled in the U.S.A and are approved to be acquired by the United States Government for use. These products are also compliant with GSA Schedules.
Eaton Corporation’s Electrical Sector takes the advancement of inclusion and full access to electronis and information technology for all persons very seriously. With regard to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the “Act”), the majority of products manufactured by Eaton’s Electrical Sector do not qualify as “electronic and information technology” (“EIT”) as defined in the Act.
For those products of Eaton’s which do qualify as EIT, Eaton asserts an exception to the applicability of the Act under Section 1194.3(f) based on the fact that the products would be “located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment.”