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Everything you need to know about the

Buy American Act and Executive Order 13788.

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November 15th 2017

  • On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order #13788 to reduce Federal waiver applications, support the US economy, and hold government agencies responsible for initiatives regarding procuring Made in USA goods. This executive order reinforces the 1933 Buy American Act which was enacted to protect America’s interest by requiring government agencies to prefer Made in USA goods, products, and vendors for government procurements.

  • The General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees $66 billion in annual government procurement, will be accountable for securing Made in USA goods and products for their scheduled procurements. Additionally, the GSA will have to provide annual implementation reports to the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding ‘Buy American’ initiatives starting this November of 2017. The Secretary of Commerce must submit these November reports to President Trump annually every January starting in 2019.

  •   Certified, Inc.’s Buy American Act Compliance (BAAC) Program provides any governmental supplier the ability to demonstrate proof of strategy to comply with Executive Order 13788. A company that enrolls in Certified, Inc.’s BAAC Program is provided a custom BAAC Certificate showcasing initiatives to verify the Made in USA claim of at least one product that is supplied to the US Government.

  • The enrolled company can provide the BAAC Certificate to the purchasing governmental agency to be used as a plan of implementation to hold the enrolled company accountable to President Trump’s Executive Order 13788. A level 1 document verification process will be performed to verify the enrolled company’s supply chain for the BAAC™ product in order to obtain a quantified and qualified Made in USA Certified™ Seal for each Certified product.

  • Additionally, Certified, Inc. will work with the enrolled company to design a plan to Certify every other product the company provides the federal government until the enrolled company is in complete compliance with Trump’s Executive Order #13788 and the Buy American Act.

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  • Today producers and manufacturers are put under a microscope because consumers believe there is too much uncertainty built into supply chains;
    they want truth, authenticity, and reassurance that what they’re buying is truly genuine
  • After an intense investigation into several companies, Certified’s system is the only one in compliance exceeding government standards.
  • Today, we are considered true partners in accurately validating source of origin and other marketing claims to protect the integrity of the clients we serve.
  • While manufacturers and producers provide millions of products to people across the globe, we validate and reinforce truthfulness of product origin (Made in USA), ingredients, formulations and marketing claims they use. We reassure consumers, globally that what they purchase is genuine and exceeds industry and regulatory standards for quality and value.

  • At our core, we give truth and authentic voice by empowering brands and manufacturers to take full control over supply chains across the globe. Our technology protects our clients and their customers using truth and transparency to generate trust and certainty.
  • We are the only non-government organization (NGO) compliant with World Trade Organization labeling standards. Our Certified™ seals demonstrate to consumers that manufacturers and producers rigorously certify their supply chain to exceed national and industry standards for sourcing and quality assurance.

“86% of consumers say knowing the source equals better taste, nutrition, and higher quality.”

(Source Field Agent, 2015)

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