When is a Product Actually "Made in the USA"?
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Consumer studies have consistently shown that Americans prefer to buy “Made in USA” products, a preference that has not gone unnoticed by vendors and manufacturers of consumer goods. The problem is that various federal agencies mandate different rules to specify the origin of a product, creating confusion as to when and how products can be designated “Made in USA.” This webinar will provide attendees with a basic overview of “Made in USA” labelling rules and tips on ensuring compliance.
- federal “Made in USA” standards under the Federal Trade Commission Act, Textile Act, and Wool Act
- FTC vs. CBP rules
- state regulation of “Made in USA" claims
- penalties and civil litigation for non-compliance
- best practices
DAVID J. CRAVEN is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, resident in the Chicago office. Mr. Craven is an accomplished authority on doing business in Asia, Europe and Africa and is experienced in helping clients explore opportunities to stay competitive in the global economy. An A-V rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he has practiced international trade and customs law for more than 30 years and is fluent in the nuances of the numerous government agencies responsible for administering U.S. trade and tariff laws.