Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms

To provide trade adjustment assistance to firms and industries adversely affected by an increase in imports of directly competitive or similar articles to those with articles produced by the firm, and to help implement the firms' strategies to guide their economic recovery.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

There are 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) funded by EDA, which cover the 50 States, and the District of Columbia.

The TAACs, through cooperative agreements with EDA, help firms become certified in order to receive TAA.

Common types of technical assistance that firms may receive under the TAA program include market research, quality assurance completion (ISO-9000 designation, for example) and management information systems guidance.

Industries have been aided in developing new manufacturing machines and procedures, technological innovations, expanding exporting opportunities, marketing studies, and product diversification.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.