• As an employer who may be forced to downsize or have layoffs at your company as a result of foreign trade, you may be able to refer your employees to a variety of services offered at no cost to your company.

    There are two specific types of companies that can be affected and receive benefits from the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program; a Primary Firm and a Secondary Firm. A Primary Firm is one that is directly affected by increased imports or from shifts in production overseas. A Secondary Firm is one that supplies materials and/or components to a primary firm, assembles or finishes products made by a primary firm, or a family farm or farm workers who do not meet the eligibility requirements of a "group of workers".