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WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWEST TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER

If your company is experiencing a decline in sales and a decline in employment levels due to the adverse effects of foreign competition, you might qualify for assistance in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, employee training, information management or new product development from SWTAAC. SWTAAC provides management and technical assistance to U.S. manufacturing and service firms that qualify for trade adjustment assistance under the Trade Act of 1974.

The Southwest TAAC is one of eleven nationally operated centers responsible for the administration of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program. TAA for Firms is administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. The Southwest TAAC is administered by the University of Texas at San Antonio and is responsible for the delivery of services to firms in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

"Affordable consultation services can provide a competitive edge that could mean the survival and renewed growth of a business during times of economic distress. The Southwest TAAC can deliver those services."
Robert Velasquez,
SWTAAC Director

CONGRESS ENACTS CHANGES TO TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSITANCE FOR FIRMS

Effective October 21, 2011, Congress enacted PL 112-40, which extends the provisions of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program that had expired in February 2011.

Effectively, this means that as of October 21, 2011 the law:

    • Reincorporates the eligibility of service firms for assistance;
    • Reincorporates the extended "look-back" period for firm certification (firms can use a 24 or 36 month look back period to demonstrate eligibility;
    • Requires EDA to reconsider petitions denied due to the expiration of Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act (TGAAA) of 2009; and
    • Requires EDA to render a final decision on petitions submitted for certification within 40 days of acceptance.

To learn more, please contact the SWTAAC.

Thank you.

 
EDA

Trade Adjustment Assistance
501 W. César E. Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78207-4415
PH: 210.458.2020
FAX: 210.458.2425

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