Visa Lighting, located in Milwaukee, WI, offers both indoor and outdoor, high-quality lighting products that meet the requirements of both the Buy American Act (BAA) and the Build America Buy America Act (BABA). Our products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in Milwaukee, WI. If you are looking for quality lighting for your upcoming project that has BAA or BABA requirements, we can help.
What are BAA and BABA?
Both BAA and BABA are United States federal legislation establishing domestic content preferences for procurement using federal funds and/or financial assistance.
BAA was enacted in 1933 and applies to direct procurement by the United States federal government, with certain exemptions in the case of purchase cost, item availability and/or compliance with international trade agreements.
BABA, enacted as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on November 15, 2021, focuses on maximizing the federal government’s use of services, goods, products, and materials produced and offered in the United States. BABA requires that all iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in federally funded projects for infrastructure must be produced in the United States. Exemptions for BABA are more limited than for BAA, as international trade agreements do not apply to procurement by non-federal entities.
All of Visa Lighting's Luminaires Meet BAA and BABA
With respect to manufactured products, such as luminaires used in commercial applications, both BAA and BABA require products to:
1) be manufactured in the U.S. and
2) meet a certain threshold of domestic content.
All of Visa Lighting's luminaires currently meet both BAA and BABA requirements.
The information above is for informational purposes only; this does not constitute nor is intended to constitute legal advice.