As bloggers we try to draw our inspiration from wherever we can, but this will be our first blog generated by a chain email.

We have blogged and written before about the FTC’s strict Made in USA standard and how the FTC’s definition of “made” (all or virtually all of the manufacturing costs, including the cost of inputs, is of domestic origin) may not necessarily comport with how consumers and companies define the term.  In our experience many of them apply the rather common sense definition of where the manufacturing facility is physically located.  We’ve even suggested that the FTC considering reexamining its criteria in light of today’s increasingly global economy.  To date, however, no one’s been listening.  Instead, such companies are counseled to use the rather eye catching claim of “Assembled in the U.S. with domestic and foreign components.”
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