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Indigovision Claims To Be TAA Compliant. Does Anyne Else Find This Statement To Be Incorrect?

Came across this on a current Bid Addendum. I understand that Dahua is their OEM for most if not all cameras. Seems to me to be a fraudulent claim to make. If not directly dodging the question regarding TAA Compliance. Thoughts?

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Read up on TAA Compliant - SIA - HIKVISION here on IPVM. I recall a story.

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Related: IP Cameras Lose Buy America Protection

However, that is Buy America which is different than TAA. TAA, from everything we have seen, is where the product is manufactured. That statement claims the China made Dahua product becomes a UK product due to loading firmware. That's the first time I have heard that claim, e.g., Bosch has never claimed their Dahua contract manufactured products are made in Germany.

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My bad :)TAA, BAA, FTA

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What is TAA Compliant? Understanding GSA Policies | TAA

Key sentence is: “Substantially transformed” means transforming a product into a new and different article of commerce, with a name, character, or use distinct from the original product.

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Fair enough but this is not a foreign subject to me. I live and work in the NCR and I have even assisted a vendor in the past in getting their product TAA/GSA approved for government purchase ethically, when I was a manufacturers' rep.

From your link above...

"You might face the situation that a product has to be assembled in several different countries, but the rule of substantially transformed applies to the last country that the product is in before it comes to the United States. As long as 50% of the production is done in a TAA compliant country, you’re in the clear."

I would tell you from my experience that the 50% or greater reference is really the value of the CLIN or sku. IMO tweaking firmware that is built and still owned by the Chinese is not near enough. And I say this as a former factory rep for a company that OEM'd or contract manufactured with HIK. Thank you for the feedback!

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