Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)


The Trade Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93-618), as amended (the Act) (codified at 19 U.S.C. §§ 2271 et seq.), Title II, Chapter 2, established the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA), Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA) programs. These programs, collectively referred to as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA Program), provide assistance to workers who have been adversely affected by foreign trade. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015 or 2015 Program), (Pub. L. No. 114-27, Title IV), reauthorized and changed key provisions of the Act on June 29, 2015, restoring numerous provisions from the 2011 Amendments to the program.

TAA petitions must be properly completed and filed with the appropriate state and federal offices. Online filing is preferred as it ensures all fields are appropriately filled out, automatically notifies the state and federal offices, and ensures information is readable. Click on the links below to file online or download copies of the English and Spanish versions of the "Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)."

To receive Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program benefits and services, the worker group must be determined eligible by the U.S. Department of Labor. To submit a petition for worker group eligibility, see our  Petitioner page . Individual workers must then apply for benefits and services through the  state workforce agency and their local  American Jobs Center.

To ensure timely processing of petitions, we strongly encourage submitting petitions through our online petition portal. Petitions may also be submitted by email at [email protected] or by fax to 202-693-3584 or 202-693-3585.

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