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Keep our Government Green
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) helps the federal government "buy green", and in doing so, uses the federal government's enormous buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services. Geared first to help federal purchasers, this site can help green vendors, businesses large and small - and consumers.
Use the easy index to:
  • Find and evaluate information about green products and services;
  • Identify federal green buying requirements;
  • Calculate the costs and benefits of purchasing choices;
  • Manage green purchasing processes
Metro Office Products Proudly Supports AbilityOne
Why buy AbilityOne?
The AbilityOne Program, formerly Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD), helps thousands of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment. The program coordinates its activities with nonprofit organizations across the country to employ these individuals and provide goods and services to the federal government at a fair price. AbiltyOne products are the Federal Government's preferred source of supply.
Click here to learn more about the AbiltyOne Program.

Trade Agreement Acts (TAA)
How do they affect what I buy?
The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), Pub.L. 96-39, 93 Stat. 144, enacted 1979-07-26, codified at 19 U.S.C. ch.13 (19 U.S.C. 2501-2581), is an Act of Congress that governs trade agreements negotiated between the U.S. and other countries under the Trade Act of 1974.
The stated purposes of the TAA are:
  • To approve and implement the trade agreements negotiated under the Trade Act of 1974;
  • To foster the growth and maintenance of an open world trading system;
  • To expand opportunities for the commerce of the United States in international trade; and
  • To improve the rules of international trade and to provide for the enforcement of such rules, and for other purposes.
Federal Government buyers are mandated by (FAR) to not procure products under GSA Schedule that are manufactured in countries that have not signed a reciprocal trade agreement with the United States.
Metro Office Products will ensure full compliance of the law. Click here to learn more about TAA.