A group of workers may be eligible for TAA if their jobs are lost or threatened due to trade-related circumstances as determined by the DOL investigation. These circumstances may include:


  • Increased imports of either articles or services;
  • A shift in production to or an acquisition of services or articles from any foreign country by a worker’s company;
  • A worker’s employer’s loss of business from a customer with TAA-certified workers; or
  • A worker’s employer is identified as trade-injured by the International Trade Commission (ITC).