Dating country of origin law
Whenever an article is excepted under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section from the requirements of marking, the immediate container, if any, of such article, or such other container or containers of such article as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be marked in such manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the United States the English name of the country of origin of such article, subject to all provisions of this section, including the same exceptions as are applicable to articles under subdivision (3) of subsection (a).
If articles are excepted from marking requirements under clause (F), (G), or (H) of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section, their usual containers shall not be subject to the marking requirements of this section.
Textile Fiber Products Identification Act and Wool Products Labeling Act — Require a Made in USA label on most clothing and other textile or wool household products if the final product is manufactured in the U. Textile products that are imported must be labeled as required by the Customs Service.
A textile or wool product partially manufactured in the U. and partially manufactured in another country must be labeled to show both foreign and domestic processing. Information about possible illegal activity helps law enforcement officials target companies whose practices warrant scrutiny.
The Secretary of the Treasury may by regulations— Determine the character of words and phrases or abbreviations thereof which shall be acceptable as indicating the country of origin and prescribe any reasonable method of marking, whether by printing, stenciling, stamping, branding, labeling, or by any other reasonable method, and a conspicuous place on the article (or container) where the marking shall appear; Require the addition of any other words or symbols which may be appropriate to prevent deception or mistake as to the origin of the article or as to the origin of any other article with which such imported article is usually combined subsequent to importation but before delivery to an ultimate purchaser; and Such article is to be processed in the United States by the importer or for his account otherwise than for the purpose of concealing the origin of such article and in such manner that any mark contemplated by this section would necessarily be obliterated, destroyed, or permanently concealed; An ultimate purchaser, by reason of the character of such article or by reason of the circumstances of its importation, must necessarily know the country of origin of such article even though it is not marked to indicate its origin;, to sawed lumber and timbers, telephone, trolley, electric-light, and telegraph poles of wood, and bundles of shingles; but the President is authorized to suspend the effectiveness of this proviso if he finds such action required to carry out any trade agreement entered into under the authority of sections 1351, 1352, 1353, 1354 of this title, as extended; or Such article cannot be marked after importation except at any expense which is economically prohibitive, and the failure to mark the article before importation was not due to any purpose of the importer, producer, seller, or shipper to avoid compliance with this section.
This publication provides additional guidance about how to comply with the "all or virtually all" standard. This publication is the Federal Trade Commission staff’s view of the law’s requirements. The Enforcement Policy Statement issued by the FTC is at the end of the publication. There’s no law that requires most other products sold in the U. to be marked or labeled Made in USA or have any other disclosure about their amount of U. The policy applies to all products advertised or sold in the U. S., the overall — or net — impression the ad is likely to convey to consumers is that the product is of U. The product’s major components include the gas valve, burner and aluminum housing, each of which is made in the U. The grill’s knobs and tubing are imported from Mexico. from American-made brass, an American-made Tiffany-style lampshade, and an imported base. S., the food processor is not considered "all or virtually all" American-made if the motor itself is made of imported parts that constitute a significant percentage of the appliance’s total manufacturing cost. The company generally could rely on a certification like this to determine the appropriate country-of-origin designation for its product. Foreign content incorporated early in the manufacturing process often will be less significant to consumers than content that is a direct part of the finished product or the parts or components produced by the immediate supplier. Example: A company designs a product in New York City and sends the blueprint to a factory in Finland for manufacturing. The FTC considers additional factors to decide whether a product can be advertised or labeled as Made in USA.
It also offers some general information about the U. Customs Service’s requirement that all products of foreign origin imported into the U. S., except for those specifically subject to country-of-origin labeling by other laws. An unqualified Made in USA claim is not likely to be deceptive because the knobs and tubing make up a negligible portion of the product’s total manufacturing costs and are insignificant parts of the final product. The base accounts for a small percent of the total cost of making the lamp. Before claiming the product is Made in USA, this manufacturer should look to its motor supplier for more specific information about the motor’s origin. If you are unable or unwilling to make such certification, we will not purchase from you." Appearing under this statement is the sentence, "We certify that our ___ have at least ___% U. content," with space for the supplier to fill in the name of the product and its percentage of U. Example: The steel used to make a single component of a complex product (for example, the steel used in the case of a computer’s floppy drive) is an early input into the computer’s manufacture, and is likely to constitute a very small portion of the final product’s total cost. It labels the product "Designed in USA — Made in Finland." Such a specific processing claim would not lead a reasonable consumer to believe that the whole product was made in the U. The Customs Service requires the product to be marked "Made in," or "Product of" Finland since the product is of Finnish origin and the claim refers to the U. Examples of other specific processing claims are: "Bound in U. Manufacturers and marketers should check with Customs to see if they need to mark their products with the foreign country of origin.
content in the product has been increased from 2 percent in the previous version to 4 percent in the current version. Example: A lawn mower, composed of all domestic parts except for the cable sheathing, flywheel, wheel rims and air filter (15 to 20 percent foreign content) is assembled in the U. The computer’s components then are put together in a simple "screwdriver" operation in the U.
of foreign components into a final product at the end of the manufacturing process doesn’t usually qualify for the "Assembled in USA" claim. Example: All the major components of a computer, including the motherboard and hard drive, are imported.