Master Sets are now available that meets the requirements of the Trade Agreements Act, making life easier for contractors and suppliers that service the Federal government.
Conyers, GA, October 23, 2008- Stanley Proto has introduced of 86 new Master Tool Sets. The new sets were developed to meet the Country of Origin (COO) requirements for the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), and are identified by the addition of GSA to the SKU number. Many sets were already compliant but the addition of these new sets means that Proto now has a TAA-compliant version of every Master set in its line.
TAA compliance is crucial to any business that sells products to the Federal government. That's because many government hardware contracts specify that items be made either in the USA, or in countries listed in various multilateral and bilateral agreements and other trade initiatives. A vast majority of individual tools in the Proto catalog already met these requirements, and there are Master Sets that do also.
The General Services Administration (GSA) includes TAA compliance in its periodic audits (http://vsc.gsa.gov/stepstosuccess.pdf, page 31), and has levied stiff fines on companies caught selling non-compliant products. Making sure that a product meets all the TAA requirements can be a complicated task and requires regular review and documentation of where materials were sourced, where each and every component was manufactured, and what countries are currently on the TAA list. Proto has developed in-house systems to track all of this information, and to ensure that our TAA compliant sets meet all of these requirements.
Stanley Proto Industrial Tools has been making durable, high-quality hand tools for over 100 years, having grown from a small machine shop to a worldwide supplier. Our tools are developed according to strict ergonomic standards, with features that let users work faster and easier, including enhanced shock absorption and reduced slip. Markets including auto, steel, and airplane manufacturing plants, chemical plants, refineries, general manufacturing, transportation, and fleet maintenance for trucking, transit, and aircraft. For more information call 800-800-TOOL, or go to www.stanleyproto.com
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2195 East View Parkway, Suite 103
Conyers, Georgia 30014
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E. (Lenny) Acuna
Project Coordinator- Stanley
4 Applegate Drive
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-208-0922 - fax
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