Federal Trade Commission rules in qualifying as Made in the USA
| The Standard For Unqualified Made In USA Claims |
What is the standard for a product to be called Made in USA without qualification?
For a product to be called Made in USA, or claimed to be of domestic origin without qualifications or limits on the claim, the product must be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S. The term "United States," as referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions.
What does "all or virtually all" mean?
"All or virtually all" means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. That is, the product should contain no — or negligible — foreign content.
Enforcement is the catch here, you can slap "Made in the USA" on any old box and it's up to someone to follow up on it.
I strongly believe Crossovers, Phenoms, the new FT's TPX's are all made in Fort Wayne , Indiana. Some of the bubble pack 98 clones do come from over seas.